Dick met with the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, on Wednesday 21 July to discuss, among other things, the pressing issue of population. Dick had a very satisfactory meeting with Ms Gillard, during which he gave her a list of issues he considered priorities in relation to population and growth. continue reading
Every society clings to a myth by which it lives. Ours is the myth of economic growth.
For the last five decades, the pursuit of growth has been the single most important policy goal across the world. The global economy is almost five times the size it was half a century ago. If it continues to grow at the same rate, the economy will become eighty times that size by the year 2100. This extraordinary ramping up of global economic activity has not historical precedent. It is totally at odds with our scientific knowledge.
Read Tim Jackson’s brilliant report here: prosperity_without_growth_report by tim jackson
There was a fantastic letter featured in The Australian on 23 July under the heading “PM Chooses Meaningless Rhetoric Over Policy”. After weeks of completely biased reporting spruiking growth in The Australian, it’s great to see that a reader has rational and balanced thinking. Here is a copy of the letter from Clive Huxtable at Beaconsfield which was published in The Australian on Friday 23 July. Congratulations to Clive and congratulations to the Letters Editor of The Australian for publishing this important opinion.