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There is a Canadian woman who wrote about how our modern capitalist societies and the planet are incompatible. Basically we have a system geared to more people and more consumption as pretty much the only model of success and people believe growth is essential and all companies are geared to this model. Pretty much all environmental issues are the polar opposite i.e. less consumption, less people and so on. The Plastic in oceans is a obvious debate that has relevance to this argument. So whilst technology can alleviate some issues the fundamental market forces and population growth are a fundamental challenge to any efforts. China is starting to come out of its dirty period as they have realised the damage they are doing. Imagine if the entire continent of Africa suddenly started to be run efficiently and went on the China model of growth.
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Economists have this blinkered view that growth is the be all and end all... clearly madness of the highest order  Dead
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Originally posted by johnr

Imagine if the entire continent of Africa suddenly started to be run efficiently and went on the China model of growth.

Q:  Where is the capital of Zimbabwe?
A: In a Swiss Bank Account







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Originally posted by turnturtle

Q:  Where is the capital of Zimbabwe?
A: In a Swiss Bank Account

LOL ... and most of the wealth created in the UK ...
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