How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It: A Ten-Point Plan
Green (Living) Review
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
We can temporarily use resources faster than Earth regenerates them only by borrowing from the future productivity of the planet, leaving less for our descendants. Modern economies have been constructed to require growth, so that shrinkage causes defaults and layoffs; mere lack of growth is perceived as a serious problem requiring immediate application of economic stimulus. The human economy is currently too big to be sustainable.