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  •  {{{{{{{BoiseBlue}}}}}}}}}} (4+ / 0-)
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    I believe that all of us will have to learn new ways to live. Exponential growth never continues forever, and most of the sustainable futures include somehow learning to live well without incessant growth. But that may prove a bigger revolution than the Industrial Revolution or the Agricultural Revolution.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 01:15:08 PM PST

    •  I think you're right, Wee Mama. We may have (3+ / 0-)
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      to rediscover our artisan/guild roots that preceded the Industrial and certainly the Information Revolutions.  The hobbyists have a leg up on this, but I think it's coming.  It may even involve departing from the dollar and working with script and bartering.  A balance of agriculture, industry, technology, professional services and artisanship may be the only sustainable model.

    •  Ownership Is Planning On Incessant Growth But (3+ / 0-)

      only for itself. Now that the planet is hitting boundaries, they're taking the game entirely for themselves.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 01:41:20 PM PST

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    •  I think that's what scares me the most (3+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama, SanFernandoValleyMom, cai

      This is the new normal, and we're all going to have to learn to adjust. I can tap into my artistic side- I've an abundance of that. But what good does it do when no one can afford to buy what I create?

      It passes the time, that's all.

      And I never wanted exponential growth for myself. I was quite content straddling the median income.

      P.S. I am not a crackpot.

      by BoiseBlue on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 01:48:10 PM PST

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