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    Prosperity without growth
    The collapse is certain. All the science that is studying these topics is telling us this very clearly. At this point, I would suggest, in a time of serious crisis like this, to have an in-depth review of man’s needs, to guarantee the safeguarding of what we have achieved in the last 50 years of oil growth because it has been oil that has allowed the world to reach the levels we have arrived at today, at least in the western countries, to review does not mean going backwards, it means keeping a tight hold on fundamental needs, spreading the word, if possible and with the means available to us to all the 7 billion inhabitants of the earth, to try to moderate the increase in the population because otherwise for each virtuous step taken in the western world as regards the reduction in consumption, this will be nullified by the growth in the world population in the years to follow. We need to find stability in the earth’s population, in spite of what many economists and demographers think that instead, in this case it is possible to continue to grow and that technology will resolve all the problems. It’s not true. Technology can give us tools, but it cannot resolve all the problems, in fact we see that very often if used badly, technology also creates problems.
    Thus I would say that it’s a subtle philosophical thought that I would like people to consider, because it already exists. It’s a thought that has already been elaborated by a certain philosopher, I think it was Hans Jonas with the principle of responsibility and a certain economy, I’m not just thinking of the degrowth, that is perhaps the most provocative one as an impact in the media, but of Hermann Daly’s steady-state economy. Daly is one who has been reflecting on these topics for decades. I’m thinking not just about the Club of Rome’s report but of the experiments that are being carried out in Germany and in England with the activity of Tim Jackson: “Prosperity without Growth”, or the reflections of Wolfgang Sachs in Germany at the Wuppertal Institute with a project called “Wellbeing without Growth ”. There are exit routes.

    why? just kos..... *just cause*

    by melo on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 06:37:58 AM PST

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