Why Can’t I Be You
Ahhh. If only I were other people.
Other people seem to be able to divest the inner turmoil that disrupts my thoughts to the outer world in a more succinct manner than I ever could. Damn them and their fine communication skills.
For example, if I were David Suzuki, I would have written this article to explain how I feel about our current world view and the economy. I recommend clicking the link and reading the article. If you are lazy like me, though, here’s a good summary paragraph:
“Even stranger, economists believe this behemoth can grow forever. Indeed, the measure of how well a government or corporation is doing is its record of economic growth. But our home—the biosphere, or zone of air, water, and land where all life exists—is finite and fixed. It can’t grow. And nothing within such a world can grow indefinitely. In focusing on constant growth, we fail to ask the important questions. What is an economy for? Am I happier with all this stuff? How much is enough?”
If I were David Suzuki I would also kick the ass of an Australian. Just because. I know you know what I’m talking about.
The article is written in support of the new book, Managing Without Growth – Slower By Design, not Disaster, by economist Peter Victor. The Toronto Star also had an interesting editorial article about Victor and his new book.
I would have written this book if I were an economist named Peter Victor, and if I were Carol Goar I would have written an article about it for the Toronto Star.
But, I’m not. I’m just a guy with a blog and nothing better to do than wonder what it would be like to be David Suzuki; David Suzuki kicking an Australian’s ass, and writing articles about the environment and the economy. Ahhh…what a life!
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