The Myth of Growth

If you know the term cognitive dissonance, it applies to ability of a person to hold entirely incompatible ideas in their head at the same time. If people can have it, so can a government. Take these two statements:

1) We will work towards a sustainable future

2) We will pursue economic growth

The evidence is overwhelming:  we cannot do both of these things because economic growth is the antithesis of sustainability. Pasting a veneer over this chasm are terms such as green growth and weightless economy.

Jonathan Miller is the Director of Steady State ACT.

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