"It’s strange. We look down on previous generations that were oppressed by religious hierarchies, or who gave up their freedoms for nationalist pipe dreams or a dead-end ideology. But we live in a society where people have to be kept miserable in order to drive economic growth, and we hardly notice. Future generations will pity us.
"And that’s why #postgrowth economics isn’t just about sustainability. It’s bigger than that. It’s about what it means to be human, what a good life is, what we’re here on earth for in the first place. ‘More economic activity’ is a hollow and meaningless concept on its own. It’s not a fit ambition for a country, or for us a species. We can do better than that.
"Boris Johnson still gets the headlines, but the future does not belong to him and his futile politics of greed. It belongs to those working on how to make economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and human welfare into convergent goals. If you’re working on ways to move us beyond our blind allegiance to growth, you’re engaged in one of the most important projects of our age."
Anyone else think 2-3 day work weeks should be standard? We'd eliminate unemployment by spreading the work around and having more time for life.
Right now my life is moving towards a cold beer and packing for travel. Happy Thanksgiving!
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