She discusses the historical, anthropological, social, and economic factors underlying planned obsolescence and their consequences, including the origin and characteristics of the anthropocentric rationality, consumer society, and growthist
economy, as well as planned obsolescence as a strategy to maintain the growthist
economy within the context of the consumer society.
The collection then elaborates by addressing, in order: the macro-economics of the post-growth society, 'when growthist
assumptions about consumer demand, investment and government spending come face to face with material limits' (p.