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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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