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Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth

Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

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Movement Strategy & History Democracy & Governance Environment & Energy

Distinguished fellow and co-chair of the Next System Project Gus Speth writes of the American obsession over growth, the need to move towards a post-growth economy, and the major failures of our current system in this article for CommonDreams. In looking towards the future, Speth discusses the need for total systemic change and striving towards an economy that is not just based on consumerism, but instead looks at the entire society and functions in a sustainable manner for humans and the planet alike.

Sustaining people, communities and nature must henceforth be seen as the core goals of economic activity, not hoped for by-products of market success, growth for its own sake, and modest regulation.

Read the full article at CommonDreams.

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Distinguished Next System Fellow more

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