Ending growth? There are more important things to do
While we are fighting over the right economic system, we are running out of time. Here is a better thing to do.
In September 2018, a group of more than 240 scientists, politicians, and policy makers gathered in Brussels for a landmark conference. They proudly announced that they planned to work together and push for a new economic system, a »post-growth economy«. In a letter that was widely published, they also addressed the European public:
In doing so, the group unleashed yet another wave of hope – hope that humanity will finally move away from its suicidal economic system before climate change, acidified oceans and mountains of plastic waste overwhelm us all. Unfortunately, however, that hope will not be fulfilled because these more than 240 people will change absolutely nothing. Worse, by offering false comfort that a transformation might soon be underway, they risk delaying the radical changes that are actually necessary.
Titelbild: Tobias Kaiser - copyright
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