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Bill Maher thinks, “Everybody but me has their head up their ass,” according to the title of his most recent book. A week ago on his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, he was quite right. Apple’s release of the newest iPhone inspired him to excoriate our obsession with MORE.
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Today I applaud an eminently logical, but also heartfelt, response to mindless criticism of the suggestion that conceiving fewer children is a smart, clean, humane way to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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I’d like to thank New York Times’ senior economics correspondent Neil Irwin for acknowledging a few days ago that:
We’re in a Low-Growth World. How Did We Get Here?
Yes, we are in a low-growth world. That’s because we are in a post-growth world! Unfortunately, I don’t think Irwin gets that, as he went on to characterize history-making slow growth rates as a problem to be solved,
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Warren Buffett makes the Wall of Shame today for – apparently – failing to understand limits to growth. One would hope such a smart and successful businessperson would be aware that the wealth “creation” of the last 80 years has come at a very heavy price on our ecosystems and natural resources, and cannot possibly continue.