muses of the moment

May 11, 2013

Degrowth

Filed under: Economic Crisis, Odds 'n ends — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 1:03 am

When a society is forced into depression, they make the inevitable a cultural movement. Click here from Of Two Minds.

In a very real way, Degrowth embraces the devolution of paid work and wealth that cannot be reversed. Growth and consumption based on financialization, expanding credit and phantom collateral is unsustainable and will devolve or implode. Rather than pine for what cannot be, it’s far healthier to embrace using less of everything and increasing well-being by leveraging the web, the commons and what cannot be commoditized or financialized.

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