Is this the beginning of the end for the global scale of prosperity, the GNP, in the developed countries around the world?
Economics commissioner Tim Jackson discusses the issue of a system based continuous economic growth on a planet with limited resources in his new book Prosperity without growth. A short but powerful lecture on his thoughts can be digested through TED.com. For how long can we keep using consumption as the main fuel in the developed countries economic systems?
“… people are being persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on people we don’t care about”- Tim Jackson