Mirko Locatelli is a hardline critic of consumerism and the Western ideology of growth. The native Italian speaker, who lives in canton Vaud, is a dedicated degrowth activist, but says he’s no preacher.
“After the Second World War and until the 1973 oil shock, our parents believed that everybody benefited from economic growth. But 30 years of liberalism and unrestrained deregulation, the legacy of Reaganomics and Thatcherism, put an end to this grand illusion once and for all,” says the 32-year-old family man.
“Now is the time to think about change,” he adds.