As a member of the reality-based community, I am heartened to read Jonathan Schell's lucid argument that our present crises are rooted in irrational growth. Yet the world's mindset seems still to be that, with a little tweaking, we can put these problems behind us and return to the happiness of growth. What I have not yet seen from any quarter is an attempt to construct, or even imagine, a post-growth civilization. What will such a civilization look like, and how will we get there?
Jan 28 2009 - 9:22pm