“The myth of growth has failed us. It has failed the two billion people who still live on less than $2 a day. It has failed the fragile ecological systems on which we depend for survival. It has failed, spectacularly, in its own terms, to provide economic stability and secure people’s livelihoods.”
Tim Jackson, PROSPERITY WITHOUT GROWTH? THE TRANSITION TO A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
The United Kingdom’s Sustainable Development Commission has put out a document that should be on the required reading list of everyone who is interested in what is wrong with our world and how we can make it better. PROSPERITY WITHOUT GROWTH spells out how growth, the driving force behind our economy, is responsible for not only destroying our planet, but also destroying our humanity. As long as our institutions continue to use our current economic model as the foundations of our policies, sustainability by individuals will remain a fantasy, despite our best intentions. So click here and download and read what could be one of the most important documents of the decade. The authors have given me hope that we can find a better way.