Contractionary Revolution is the first book to address the ecological crisis without political illusions. It recognizes that the rich capitalist economies must contract sharply to salvage the biosphere, but that this will be brutally resisted by those in power. The book thus provides the economic and political analyses required for revolutionary change. Significantly, the author acknowledges that contractionary revolutions will require the support of both progressives and conservatives, and accommodates both perspectives in his economic proposals.
Frank Rotering is an independent economic and political thinker. He lives near Vancouver, BC, and can be emailed at frank (at) needsandlimits.org.