Wow! I loved Canadian Peter Victor’s 16-minute history and contemplation of the dangers of economic growth as primary mandate for government policy. And the best part? He says that this discussion — how to adjust our economy and our policy to fit within the carrying capacity of the biosphere — is happening all over. Especially, he says, at the local level, where more and more cities and towns want to manage “growth” in the context of shared human values which are, he claims, no matter where you look — even advertising bows to these values: family, friends and the natural world.
Yes. We need each other, and we need to preserve and protect our beautiful home.