A Steady State Economy

The problem that we are seemingly unable to countenance is the end of growth. Today’s system is predicated on the progressive conversion of nature into products, people into consumers, cultures into markets and time into money. We could perhaps extend that growth for a few more years by fracking, deep-sea oil drilling, deforestation, land grabs from indigenous people and so on, but only at a higher and higher cost to future generations. Sooner or later – hopefully sooner – we will have to transition towards a steady-state or degrowth economy.http://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/lets-replace-our-fixation-on-growth-with-a-steady-state-economy-focusing-on-lower-consumption-leisure-and-ecological-health/