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Happy Downscaling Movement
« on: August 29, 2012, 05:28:12 PM »
I find this encouraging: http://www.beppegrillo.it/en/2012/08/passaparola_when_less_is_bette_1.html

Not that it is a new idea to readers here, but that it is taken seriously by the founder of Italy's 5 Star Movement. If there is to be any political hope for Europe (or the US) it is that this idea becomes wide-spread.

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"Economic growth is the cause of the crisis that we are experiencing and, therefore, it cannot possibly be the solution because one cannot think of resolving a problem by strengthening the causes that have brought it about. If we continue to produce more and more, this constitutes an increase in the supply of goods. However, if the number of people involved in the various production processes continues to decline, then the demand for goods declines because of the decline in the disposable income that people use to purchase the things that are produced." Maurizio Pallante

 

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