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    The economy we have is locked into well established patterns of resource depletion, needless consumption, and deadly waste production.  Clearly we do not want that economy to grow.  We do not need growth we need change.  We need to build a sustainable system and to create jobs for both the unemployed and those who now work in places that are doing us harm.  If people are to live a decent life they need to earn wages to make that possible.  Excess profits and needless consumption can be eliminated to make this happen.  Manufacturing those things we need to last and in a form that is repairable is imperative.  Growing food in sane ways locally whenever possible is also a part of such a transformation. Such measures would include green energy sources and life styles that cut back on energy and other resource consumption.

    No, it is not possible to ask a sitting president to start such a revolution.  Yet if you understand what is really needed the kind of theater we are given in our political world is not even close to satisfying.  We need  better weathermen to tell the people which way the wind is blowing.  And we need them soon.

    An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

    by don mikulecky on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 11:37:00 AM PST

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