Many people think that advocating a steady-state economy is like wishing for a miracle. I understand their reasoning and take their point—in the present era of growthism it does seem rather like advocating a miracle.
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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.
Infinite-Planet Thinking is deeply embedded in our political economy.
When prices are high, the debt-based Ponzi scheme functions; when prices sustain lows, the scheme unravels.
Is it not also time for a government commission on post-growth economics?
The story of a hippy flower-child who leveraged big economic decisions that ushered in renewable energy and sensible land-use for Austin and the State of Texas.
If rational arguments were primary catalysts for social change, perhaps a steady state economy would already be a reality.
What does genuine economic progress look like?
Perhaps post-growth thinkers need to embrace a both/and strategy—both policy reform and grassroots change—rather than privileging one over the other or wasting energy on the wrong audience.
So, what is the link between this latest water pollution debacle, economic growth, and a true-cost economy?