By Serge Latouche
Such a lot people who dwell within the North and the West devour some distance an excessive amount of – an excessive amount of meat, an excessive amount of fats, an excessive amount of sugar, an excessive amount of salt. we're likely to wear an excessive amount of weight than to move hungry. we are living in a society that's heading for a crash. we're conscious of what's taking place and but we refuse to take it absolutely into consideration. peculiarly we refuse to handle the difficulty that lies on the center of our difficulties – specifically, the truth that our societies are in keeping with an financial system whose in basic terms objective is development for growth’s sake.
Serge Latouche argues that we have to reconsider from the very foundations the concept that our societies might be according to progress. He deals a thorough substitute – a society of ‘de-growth’. De-growth isn't the comparable factor as detrimental development. we should always be conversing approximately ‘a-growth’, within the feel during which we converse of ‘a-theism’. And we do certainly need to abandon a religion or faith – that of the financial system, development and development—and reject the irrational and quasi-idolatrous cult of development for growth’s sake.
While many notice that that the unending pursuit of development is incompatible with a finite planet, we've but to return to phrases with the results of this – the necessity to produce much less and eat much less. but when we don't switch direction, we're heading for an ecological and human catastrophe. there's nonetheless time to visualize, particularly frivolously, a procedure dependent upon a special good judgment, and to devise for a ‘de-growth society’.
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