Comments on the New Economy

I read the article and I skimmed the comments.  Mostly i contest the idea that we need a new way of talking about growth.  Growth is what the 1% figure out hw to steal from the people and the planet.  The numbers say that in the US over 90% of growth is going to 1% of the population.  Most of us have never seen growth. Lets turn the talk to prosperous communities in a steady state economy. Growth belongs in the global south where it ends hunger.  In the west we need a better distribution of LESS.   What I also noticed is no one is talking about ecology or climate.  Maybe because all we can think of is more. Ecological collapse and climate change are big game changers for the economy.  Our response to them will determine quality of life for billions, and how fast the vast migrations occur.    But a turn towards democracy, healing ecosystems  and climate, and eliminating poverty gives us a chance to thrive.  Business as usual will roast the planet. Healthy forests give us a chance. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *