Is degrowth only conceivable in the context of “oversaturated” industrial societies while the global “South” remains dependent on growth?
Articles: limits to growth (122)
A recent crowdfunding campaign to bail out Greece does little more than obfuscate the role that energy shortages play in Greece’s systemic collapse.
If you kick the can down the road repeatedly you eventually run out of road.
Certainly there is reason to pause and to question the idea of infinite economic growth on a finite planet.
If the "Limits to Growth" model describes the present situation, then the Greek decline is not a direct consequence of problems with the Euro or with wrong policies of the Greek government.
But, could it be that all the financial circus that we are seeing dancing in and around Greece be just the effect of much deeper causes?
Humanity is approaching a time when philanthropy will be more needed than ever, to address proliferating environmental and humanitarian crises. Yet our existing philanthropic model depends upon growth, via returns on financial investments.
Because of the exponential economic growth since World War II, we now live in a full world, but we still behave as if it were empty, with ample space and resources for the indefinite future.
There are three key elements to the dominant ideology of the contemporary United States—involving world affairs, economics, and ecology—which can be best understood as forms of fundamentalism.
What is needed to get us out of our comfort zone and fight for our children’s future?