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Toward a Post-Growth Society

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Co-chair of The Next System Project more

Movement Strategy & History Environment & Energy

It is time for a complete reinvention of our economy, not just merely a restoration. We are in a period of deep systemic crisis and, as distinguished fellow and co-chair of the Next System Project Gus Speth states in this article for CommonDreams, a major part of change needs to center around creating a post-growth economy by realizing the limitations of continued growth.

It is widely believed that growth is always worth the price that must be paid for it—even when it undermines families, jobs, communities, the environment, and our sense of place and continuity.

Read the full article at CommonDreams.

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Co-chair of The Next System Project more

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