In our local area, retired Baltimore Sun columnist, Tom Horton is one of the few opinion leaders who is willing to take on questions of economic and population growth as fundamental drivers of pollution and environmental degradation. We had the pleasure of hearing Tom speak last week and he was handing out this copy of his article, appended below.
Perpetual economic growth is neither possible nor desirable. Growth, especially in wealthy nations, is already causing more problems than it solves.
Recession isn’t sustainable or healthy either. The positive, sustainable alternative is a steady state economy. Learn More >>
“Growth for the sake of yet more growth is a bankrupt and eventually lethal idea. CASSE is the David fighting the Goliath of endless expansion, and we know how that one turned out.”~ David Orr