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Sustainability is part of it, and having deconstructed the standard metrics of GrowthTM is part of it. But I also sense a deeper undercurrent of dissent from the mantra that having more toys makes your playtime better. And an understanding that, in The WestTM at least, GrowthTM is in the business of producing more toys, not a better coverage of the necessaries of life.

We do not applaud the efforts of the squirrel to keep abreast of the wheel that is propelled by his own efforts.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Sep 29th, 2010 at 07:48:27 PM EST
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Well, you've won, I think I'll make it the next chapter, before even going into details about sustainability.

We take it for granted in those parts that GDP is a broken metric, yet a new reader would probably come with the idea that it's the natural target for any society. This is therefore an important distinctive trait.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Thu Sep 30th, 2010 at 02:18:33 AM EST
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