03 Feb '12, 3pm

Clinging to economic growth suffocates the imagination | Andrew Simms

Clinging to economic growth suffocates the imagination | Andrew Simms

There are many problematic issues to do with growth that can't be covered here. Clinging to growth, however, suffocates the imagination needed to devise more convivial ways to share a finite planet. At the very least, and with so much evidence to the contrary, the burden of proof now lies heavily on those who reject the original message of the Limits report, for them to demonstrate how, and under what circumstances, we could possibly enjoy "growth forever" in a finite world. Kenneth Boulding, the founder of general systems theory, thought this to be a view held only by "madmen and economists".

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2012/02/03/clinging-to-e...

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