On the steady state economy



As a remote worker, Cheepcheepcopywriter does not travel much. This keeps the carbon footprint down. It also allows time for plenty of healthy exercise outside. However, being active in an urban environment does expose one to air pollution. This means that Cheepcheepcopywriter is something of an environmentalist.


It seems that the world requires a different economic system to deal with climate change. Economic growth should not be the overarching aim of public policy. Experts like Tim Jackson have suggested alternatives. A steady state economy is one such option. Considerable academic work has been done in this area. But it needs politicians to have the courage to embrace this agenda.


We have to live and work in the world that there is. We cannot live in the world that we would like. Yet being silent is a form of complicity. So it is best to say what we think. 


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