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South Invited to ‘De-Grow’

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VENICE, Sep 25 2012 (IPS) - “We should find the way, with our small degrowth movement in the global North, to align ourselves with the environmental justice movement originating with indigenous peoples from the South,” Catalan ecological economist Juan Martinez-Alier said at the third international degrowth conference in Venice, Italy.

Degrowth is popular concept particularly in France, Italy and Spain, and is slowly gathering fans in other parts of Europe and North America. It argues that a democratic collective decision to consume and produce less in the global North is the most appropriate solution for the multiple crises facing the world today.

Renouncing economic growth in the North, say the proponents, would not only allow humanity to stay within the ecological limits of the planet but also contribute to restoring global social justice.

In practice, degrowth is compatible with grassroots projects such as food cooperatives, urban gardening, local currencies, co-housing projects, waste reduction and reuse initiatives, or the ‘transition towns’ idea originating in the UK. It allows for cooperation with local, regional and even national authorities, albeit not heavily relying on governmental measures, and it is anti-corporate.

The third international degrowth conference that took place Sep. 19-23 in Venice in Italy brought together about 600 activists and intellectuals to discuss issues as varied as food sovereignty, the energy transition, a minimum guaranteed income, the debt crisis, and participative politics. Among these, one of the most visible themes this year has been the increased attention paid to solutions to the global crises stemming from the global South and their compatibility with the degrowth vision.

Martinez-Alier was speaking about the need for convergence between degrowth and environmental justice movements in the global South following a showing of the movie Yasuni ITT: El Buen Vivir which depicts struggles around the exploration of oil resources in the Yasuni biosphere in the Ecuadorian Amazon, threatening the lifestyles and even lives of indigenous peoples there, the kichwas and the waoranis.

According to the ecological economist, degrowth activists working towards radically reducing consumption in the global North should align their struggle with that of social movements fighting against extractive projects in Latin America: for one, reducing consumption in the North would diminish demand for those natural resources mined for in the Amazon and other pristine natural areas; for another, indigenous victories to preserve homelands intact also mean less pollution from mining and big infrastructure projects and less of a push in the direction of disastrous climate change.

According to Colombian anthropologist Arturo Escobar, degrowth offers answers about how the global North can act to tackle the global crises, but – being created by the global North for the North – it has, and should have, little to say about how the global South should move ahead. Instead, what degrowth activists and researchers can do is create a “significant conversation with the global South” and work together with activists and intellectuals from there “to see from the perspective of Southern social movements.”

Escobar explained that the most promising directions of change in the South are coming from some social movements in Latin America, primarily indigenous, black and peasant movements.

According to the anthropologist, the Latin American continent is at the moment experiencing three types of societal change projects. One model is “conventional modernisation”, that is, a promotion of neo-liberal pro-globalisation policies in Mexico and Colombia, which, according to Escobar, “are by no coincidence the closest allies of the U.S. in the region and have the highest degree of violence and political control.”

Secondly, most countries in the region (Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile under former president Michelle Bachelet, Paraguay under former president Fernando Lugo, Uruguay) experience what is seen as an “enlightened development model” of leftist regimes which continue to pursue pro-growth traditional development agendas but pay special attention to tackling poverty and inequality and even succeed in these tasks. Nevertheless, the traditional development approach translates into the intensive exploitation of natural resources in order to generate income, with negative consequences on nature and indigenous populations living there as well as on climate.

The third Latin American change project, in Escobar’s classification, stems from social movements critical of extractivism as a strategy to address social injustice, and is closely associated with the Andean indigenous concept of “buen vivir”, a vision of life in which the well-being of human and the rest of the natural world are considered as interrelated and pursued at the same time. Escobar refers to this third project of change as decolonial, post-liberal or transitional.

The concept of buen vivir has been incorporated in the Ecuadorian constitution in 2008, but critics of the Ecuadorian government argue that the continued pursuit of some extractive projects in this country runs counter to this vision.

According to Arturo Escobar, a solid dialogue between degrowth proponents in the North and post-extractivist social movements and intellectuals in the global South is a good way to begin addressing the global crises as long as we are aware that the answers will not be universal or immediate.

“But what degrowth proponents (who reject economic growth) must be aware of,” Escobar told IPS, “is that development is much more than growth. So it might be that the global South needs some growth, in areas such as health, education, employment, decent standards of living, if this is subordinated to the principle of buen vivir and not under the currently predominant vision of development.

“At the same time, the growth vision cannot be rejected for the North and considered acceptable for the South; the South does not need development, it does not even need sustainable development, it needs alternatives to development.”

 
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  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • Digidov

    I would like to offer an alternative perspective to “degrowth” or “limits to growth” or even the concept of “finite resources”. Elite circles, and for many years and through many groups (The Club of Rome being the prime example) have led us to believe that there are such huge problems with development, that we cannot continue it, nor can we continue to grow world population. This is simply a Malthusian lie, which links it’s existence back through the Venetians (Giammata Ortes) and even back to the depopulation policies of Diocletian. This is a very old game. The same discussions have been fed to us for hundreds of years. Anything Thomas Malthus has ever said is not original, nor is it accurate. He has been completely disproven. Allow people to develop and they will free themselves through what they create. It is sad that the environmental movement begins to speak with the same tongue as Malthus.

    The environmental movement is a battering ram, and it is not a grassroots movement. It is heavily funded by elite circles to ram through ideas that we must live in a post-industrial society. This again is bullshit. If we do not get rid of international oligarchy, which supports poverty at home and abroad and creates scarcity, we will never get rid of these persistent theories that are false. Plus, if you don’t own your own currency, you’ll never own your own development either and you’ll eventually be perpetually in debt.

    If what I am saying causes you to recoil because you are a well meaning greenie, or see capitalism as the evil that stalks the earth, research what I’m saying. Capitalism has not functioned properly for a long time and what we are experiencing globally is not caplitalism at all, but oligarchical command-and-control economics. Capitalism, as it is intended does not function, nor has it functioned properly for a long time.

    There are no limits to growth. If you invest in science and technology, the inventions that are created make limits meaningless. For example, if the “Third World” had nuclear technology, it would be free of energy dependence, and could develop quickly. Fearing this, they have stopped the spread of nuclear technology and they have created a fear that nuclear is dangerous and should be abolished. Fusion technology has also been hopelessly underfunded. When we invest in people and in their education and development, they create amazing things that free us from dependency from what we are fed and given.
    So don’t fall for the bullshit. Investigate these things very very thoroughly. I don’t claim that my argument is 100 percent perfect. There are environmental problems and there are problems with modern society and consumerism. Don’t misread what I am saying, if you can, and please investigate things carefully. Here’s just one nugget. In the North, the coalescing environmental bible was “Silent Spring”, a book by Rachel Carson which got DDT banned. That book is a pack of lies and falisifcations that has sent millions..MILLIONS of Africans to their death by malaria. Why? Depopulation. Deindustrialization. That’s the sad and sick agenda of the well meaning grassroots members of the environmental movement. Now, oddly enough, Africans are using DDT again! Yay!

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • http://www.ferrocement.com/ Garrett Connelly

    Yes, this is the only possible direction. Growth to infinity on a finite planet is only possible, qualitatively. Education and science are of course the logical path to prosperity, good health, happiness and justice for all.

    We should not forget that maximum commitment to education leads to a gently declining population, and this is one area of degrowth the south can participate in while modernizing to living well in harmony with Earth.

    I read the “Limits to Growth” when it was first published and have returned to intense study in this area of thought as an applied economist who has developed the $5 per square foot house that also pays the residents to live in itself via reduced maintenance.

    There is another way available to humanity right now. Almost any direction other than the way we are headed will be an improvement. A new information-age democracy that includes the economy need not necessarily be the representative, periodic voting model popular in present, failing governments.

    Vivir bien,

    Garrett Connelly

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

    http://prosperityforri.com/38-studios-and-economic-development-in-rhode-island-2/

  • ProsperityForRI.com

    Degrowth is the only way forward. here is what AI have written on this for my community.

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  • Mark

    To state that there are no limits with no evidence supporting that statement is to risk the well being of us all in favor of your ideology. This is scary. Let us move ahead with what we know and embrace the precautionary principle so that we will NEVER have to answer for the destruction of our own race.

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