Beyond the pleasure principle | Comment is free
What if the only way to reverse climate change or to bring about a more equitable distribution of global resources was for our western economies to shrink? What if we had to become poorer in order for others to grow rich? Would any politician or public commentator even suggest such a thing? Perhaps we should at least consider this question - and stop the relentless train of economic growth that makes the rich richer at the expense of the poor.