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7 december 2017 12:50:13

The Cognitive Prison Habits of Economic Growth and Development
(WorldNews Environment)

1 This post grew out of a recent facebook discussion. Hat Tip to Bruce Kunkel for the title phrase `Cognitive Prison Habits.` George Monbiot recently made some important points and asked questions we all should be giving some thought to. `Green consumerism, material decoupling, sustainable growth: all are illusions, designed to justify an economic model that is driving us to catastrophe.` `The promise of economic growth is that the poor can live like the rich and the rich can live like the oligarchs. But already we are bursting through the physical limits of the planet that sustains us.` I would add the aphorism that `When you find yourself in a hole, rule #1 is to stop digging.` The...
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