05 Oct '11, 11pm

MEMO TO THE #OCCUPIED MOVEMENT (A Post Growth Economy)

MEMO TO THE #OCCUPIED MOVEMENT (A Post Growth Economy)

Here’s a fact that's hard for most Americans to swallow: economic growth is over . Given the finite nature of our planet and its resources, the recent trend of global economic expansion was destined to end. No stimulus package or slashing of social programs is going to flip the economy back to an expansionary trajectory. We’ve hit the proverbial wall, and this will be the defining reality of our lives from now on. The growth-seeking political-economic system has failed us. Today that system is dominated by Wall Street. “Goldman Sachs rules the world,” trader Alessio Rastani told us in a now-viral BBC interview. I met people like Rastani in researching my book, The End of Growth . At one lavish conference, 800 global investors packed a hotel ballroom to consider climate change. There was no talk of how to avert or mitigate floods and droughts. Instead, the discussion focuse...

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