Wednesday 25 April 2018

Is post-growth one of the solutions to the best future for humanity?

"The old generation of innovators believed that tech would allow us to subdue nature and bend it to our will.  Our generation is waking up to a more hopeful truth: that our survival depends not on domination, but on harmony." say the folk at The Rules where you'll see this video.

In the email from The Rules that alerted me to this video was this viewpoint of David Attenborough

“Anyone who thinks we can have infinite growth on a finite planet is either a madman or an economist.”

What's your view?

In my life-time we have shifted from the economy being part of society to society being part of the economy. I for one am on a mission to change this. You?

I like 3 of the suggestions for changing from The Rules

"We could start by ditching GDP as an indicator of success in favor of a more balanced measure like the Genuine Progress Indicator, which accounts for negative “externalities” like pollution and material depletion.   We could roll out a new money system that doesn’t pump our system full of interest-bearing debt. And we could start thinking about putting caps on material use, so that we never extract more than the Earth can regenerate."

Who will you become?

What will you do next?

Be remarkable.

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