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I think an element of any New Left manifesto should be how to manage a sustainable steady-state economy, as opposed to buying into the Infinite Growth mythology. The real trick is how to model a human economy on a living ecosystem, so that it runs more or less in balance without either dwindling and dying out, or burgeoning excessively and exhausting its nutrients and waste sinks.

And...we have to figure out how to talk about this effectively, so people won't reject it out of hand as being anti-business or "kooky". That said, today, with peak oil (and many other problems) now being discussed, it makes complete sense to be talking about a sustainable economy.

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Sun Jul 24th, 2005 at 05:26:04 AM EST
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