Capitalism Is Helping Us Use Less Stuff. No, Really.
We’re getting more efficient about resource use because of, not in spite of, the world’s dominant economic system
Capitalism and technological progress are driving dematerialization.
This statement will come as a surprise to many, and for good reason. After all, it’s exactly this combination that caused us to massively increase our resource consumption throughout the Industrial Era. Through most of history, capitalism and tech progress have always lead to more from more: more economic growth, but also more resource consumption.