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Ok I've had time to head your diary, some good points and a lot of very good points.

I think the effort on vocabulary is vital.
It's important to start redefining things like "growth rate", which don't mean shit and are even detrimental both to our future and to this planet's future. "Economic progress", if that expression even makes sense, should never be expressed as a "growth rate". A child has a "growth rate". But a child stabilizes in height eventually. And this aspect is laking from our economic perspective. We do not need nor want to "grow" endlessly (which is impossible anyhow), we need to "grow" to a certain point and stabilize when we reach that point.

So how would we go about renaming the term, then? "Distance from objective"? "Remaining growth"? There has to be a way to positively and objectively redefine such a term.

by Alex in Toulouse on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 04:30:14 AM EST
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This is a very important point because it does not fit nicely in the frameworks of our narrative versus their narrative.
But I would say that this is best done working on their territory and I would keep my propostition. Like a lot of threads are commented, new definitions in economics is something that the elite and media would take more seriously if they come form the economic world.

So I would say this a change in  he general narrative with the intention of changin slightly even the myth they have.
So working on their turf can be done at multiple levels. Your comment makes me remind about it...yes, dead on.

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 07:28:05 PM EST
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