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Mittwoch, 22. September 2010

Uneconomic growth - easy to understand

In 2006 an very impressvive documentation was produced by Swedish Television called "Planeten" (The Planet). Director of this film was Johan Söderberg who is also very actively engaged in issues like sustainable growth and critics against (pure) capitalism. Many experts were interviewed for this international documentation like for example Jared Diamond, well known author of "Collapse".
What frightened a little bit was how easy it is to explain useless and uneconomic growth. In that specific case in the film Prof. Daly from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland explained in a way that "his grandchildren can understand it".
After the financial crisis, the oil spill, the IPCC-report it is hard to understand why we can´t understand it. Do you have some kind of answer?