Watch the video that comes with this re-blogged post from Mike at Damn The Matrix. I’ve just ordered the book.
I think we can fix the problems and build a steady-state economy, but I can’t see the impetus ever coming from government. It has to come from a change at the grassroots level…from every one of us. We can stop the needless consumption of resources and energy. If we don’t nature will do it for us.
This little video came past me during a heated disussion over at The Conversation. I have to say, it’s one of the very best things I’ve seen in a long time, it almost gives me hopium! It originated from http://steadystate.org/enough-is-enough
The standout statement for me, who submerges himself in all this stuff and finds it harder and harder to learn something new was this:
“Growth is a substitute for equality of income. So long as there is growth there is hope, and that makes large income differentials tolerable”
And who said this? Henry Wallich, former Governor of the Federal Reserve….. of course as the film reveals, equality of income is also a substitute for growth… This film also deals with the predicament of debt well. Tim Jackson, whose lecture on growth is featured elsewhere on DTM makes an appearance also.
Also making an appearance in this film is the idea…
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