In these times of growing pollution, heating of the atmosphere, stagnant economies and flat wages everywhere, there is growing research that strongly suggests that the world simply cannot accomodate everyone living like U.S. citizens lived from 1955 to 1985. First off the planet has finite capacities – especially the atmosphere in its ability to continue to be an overhead dump. But perhaps more importantly researchers say that having more and more of everything hasn’t made us happier. In fact, to the the contrary. It’s made our lives more lonely and stressful.
A fascinating “getting it all together” approach to making choices over the next twenty to fifty years that make sense, from the point of view of sustainable economics and human happiness, is found in this piece in Mother Jones magazine. It’s a big read, but WELL worth the journey. Click here.Share on Facebook