10 Oct '11, 3pm

A Post Carbon Memo to #OccupyWallStreet: We Need A Post-Growth Economy, For Nature & People

A Post Carbon Memo to #OccupyWallStreet: We Need A Post-Growth Economy, For Nature & People

Both Wall Street and Washington are trying to do something impossible: grow human consumption forever in a world of limited energy, minerals, water, topsoil, and biodiversity, all while protecting and expanding the riches of the top one percent. If economic growth is over, that means we can no longer count on a rising tide to lift all boats. Under these conditions, extreme income inequality is not just unfair, it is socially unsustainable. It's strategic to bring protest to Wall Street rather than Washington. We must go directly to the crime scene -- not with a request for reforms, but with an arrest warrant from the people. [...] We need a post-growth economy that works both for people (all of them) and for the rest of nature: a localized economy based on renewable resources harvested at nature's rates of replenishment, not a fossil-fueled global economy driven by the imp...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/richard-heinberg-...

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