George Bailey’s Shrinkage

It’s a Wonderful Life of lowered expectations.

Illustration by James Clapham

The preview for Alexander Payne’s new movie Downsizing makes it look like a cute sci-fi comedy about a medical procedure that shrinks people down to pinky-finger size — a last-ditch effort to save the planet while letting ordinary people live the wasteful lives they’ve been trained to crave. Their carbon footprints are teeny, see? In this […]

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