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the model no longer works

August 23, 2010

There is a dawning recognition that the growth model adopted by the industrialised countries over the past half-century no longer works. Our model of growth has simply become uneconomic, with more stuff not only failing to bring additional wellbeing in the so-called rich world, but also storing up impending environmental shocks, most notably peak oil and runaway climate change.

Nick Robins, in The Ecology of Growth, for Resurgence magazine.

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  1. August 24, 2010 11:10 am

    No need to comment. Where can I sign?

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