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Designing Energy Transformation: From the Modern Infrastructure Ideal to Liberatory Technologies

When you actu­al­ly look at infra­struc­ture sys­tems from the per­spec­tive of the Global South, they’re much more hybrid, pre­car­i­ous, amenable to polit­i­cal and social trans­for­ma­tion. And I want to maybe flip this and say hey, if we actu­al­ly look at the infra­struc­ture sys­tems of renew­able ener­gies in North America this might also be the case.

The Conversation #41 — John Fullerton

I actu­al­ly think you can trace many many of these big sys­temic crises to being symp­toms of the flawed idea that eco­nom­ic growth can go on indef­i­nite­ly, expo­nen­tial­ly, on a finite plan­et. That’s sort of my North Star. And then as a finance per­son, why do we think we need eco­nom­ic growth? Well, because the way our cap­i­tal sys­tem works is that cap­i­tal demands that growth.