How Science is Telling us All to [Degrow] – Naomi Klein

Saturday 1 March 2014

If we are to avoid that kind of carnage [the 1929 crash – the worst economic crisis of modern times] while meeting our science-based emissions targets, carbon reduction must be managed carefully through what Anderson and Bows describe as “radical and immediate de-growth strategies in the US, EU and other wealthy nations”. Which is fine, except that we happen to have an economic system that fetishises GDP growth above all else, regardless of the human or ecological consequences, and in which the neoliberal political class has utterly abdicated its responsibility to manage anything (since the market is the invisible genius to which everything must be entrusted).

http://www.alterinter.org/spip.php?article4163

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