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Mar 29, 2009

Blame Society

Leading adviser's warning to ministers: the problem's not bankers, it's society



"Questioning growth is deemed to be the act of lunatics, idealists and revolutionaries, but question it we must," says Tim Jackson, a professor at Surrey University and the SDC's leading economics expert.

"The myth of growth has failed us. It has failed, spectacularly, in its own terms, to provide economic stability and secure people's livelihoods."

According to the report, inequality is higher in industrialised nations than it was 20 years ago. The rich have got richer, but the poor have remained poor, with wealth only trickling to a "lucky few".

The environmental consequences have been "disastrous", the SDC says. In the last 25 years the global economy has doubled, leaving 60% of the world's natural ecosystems degraded and threatening "catastrophic" climate change.

The economy is "fundamentally broken", argues Jackson. "A return to business as usual is not an option. Prosperity for the few founded on ecological destruction and persistent social injustice is no foundation for a civilised society."


At 2:44 PM , Blogger Zoro said...

I concur that mankind has arrived at a significant watershed, there is no longer a way 'back' - our arrival at the nadir of civilisation and the apotheosis of greed, suggests that a 'polypharmacy' of new directions with only limited duplications has emerged.


At 3:28 PM , Blogger JerseyCynic said...

Thank you again, Indi

you saved me a lot of time today

Here is the report that came out today:
Prosperity without Growth? - The transition to a sustainable economy

btw - do you know of a way to view this pdf report on a full screen on the computer?

At 6:28 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

Z- I'm gonna need a GPS to follow that lead, but, intuitively, I agree.

JC- If you're running Windows, there's an app that opens PDFs as a webpage.


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