Michel Lepesant

Michel Lepesant

Michel Lepesant lives in the Drôme region (France) where he earns minimal revenue as a philosophy teacher. He was at the origin ofmany concrete alternative projects: an “AMAP” (Association pour le Maintien d’une Agriculture Paysanne translated as Association for the maintenance of peasant farming), an association of producers –consumers and was one of the three founders of a local currency called ‘La Mesure”. He defines himself as a degrowth researcher and animates a local “Mouvement des Objecteurs de Croissance (Movement of growth objectors). He has recently coordinated two “collective books”: “Notre décroissance n’est pas de droite” (Our degrowth is not right wing, Golias, november 2012) and “Antiproductivisme: un defis pour la gauche ?” (Antiproductivism: a challenge for the left?, Parangon, April 2013). In 2013 he published an article in the review Entropia: “Politique(s) de la décroissance” focused on the debate over the political capacity of degrowth to confront the question of a transition from a growth society to a post-growth one (or at least a stable state economy). His political interests are degrowth, local currencies and unconditional basic income and the concept of ecological space. His blog: http://decroissances.blog.lemonde.fr/

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Degrowth of Money, Currencies of Degrowth

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