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“fairy-tales of eternal economic growth”

  1. John deChadenedes
    September 23, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you for posting this link. All of mainstream economics is a fairy tale of unlimited economic growth. As Greta might say, “How dare you go on debating the merits of this thoroughly discredited system of thought? If you do not start now to develop a way of thinking about the world and the economy that assures a safe and healthy future for the young people alive today, we will not forgive you!”

  2. Craig
    September 23, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Correct. Proceed with post haste to develop a mass movement for the new paradigm and its policies implemented at the point of retail sale….or remain a part of the habitually abstract problem.

  3. September 23, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Greta likely has a critique of finance capitalism that her narrative, at this time, only alludes to. How can one young person carry so much weight on her shoulders?

    • Craig
      September 23, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      She takes the clear vision of the child uncluttered by orthodoxies, narrow self interest and habitual abstraction, and so is able to focus on the wise and correct actions.

      “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11: 6

      In other words philosophically and metaphorically the opposing dualistic perspectives (wolf and lamb etc.) will be integrated and become a thirdness greater oneness enabled by recognizing that the supreme integrative concept of grace whose aspects integrate only the truths, greatest workabilities, most relevant applicabilities, highest ethical considerations in opposing perspectives are what is necessary. That plus the “fierce urgency of now.”

  4. Helen Sakho
    September 24, 2019 at 12:11 am

    It is absolutely incredible how a little girl can be so hardworking, realistic and brave, while so many economists have for decades chickened out on the clear realities of globalisation and its aftermath. It should be scrapped, this useless so-called science.

    • Craig
      September 24, 2019 at 2:27 am

      Again, she doesn’t have the burden of acculturated false orthodoxies, and she can consequently see the idiocies of such. She doesn’t yet see the new paradigm, but she has more clarity than most economists.

      Realizing the present monetary paradigm which has been Debt Only for the entire course of human civilization and hence colors virtually every economist and economic pundit is the key to realizing the new paradigm by bringing the over studied discipline of economics into a new unit of present time with policies that resolve its thorniest problems. As I have said here many times, if one understands the signatures of paradigm changes it becomes a mostly straight on rational process in seeing the new one.

  5. Craig
    September 24, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Again, she doesn’t have the burden of acculturated false orthodoxies, and she can consequently see the idiocies of such. She doesn’t yet see the new paradigm, but she has more clarity than most economists.

    Realizing the present monetary paradigm which has been Debt Only for the entire course of human civilization and hence colors virtually every economist and economic pundit is the key to realizing the new paradigm by bringing the over studied discipline of economics into a new unit of present time with policies that resolve its thorniest problems. As I have said here many times, if one understands the signatures of paradigm changes it becomes a mostly straight on rational process in seeing the new one.

  6. Ken Zimmerman
    September 28, 2019 at 11:48 am

    About 70% of Americans accept climate change science as accurate. About the same percentage are worried that they may lose their current job or be forced to train for a new one that may not pay as well. In come Republicans, fossil fuel companies, etc. with their so tender story. They say we all want to ensure your protection from climate change, but must be concerned that actions to mitigate climate change may “kill” jobs and hurt the middle-class in particular. Thereby placing over 85% of Americans between the proverbial “rock and hard place.” Those creating and spreading these stories in general know climate change will have climate and economic impacts on the the planet’s peoples. They also believe their wealth will allow them to escape most of these. The cynicism of their actions is demonstrated by their attacks on Greta Thunberg. Right-wing media personalities and outlets have aggressively attacked the 16-year-old environmental with a worn-out playbook. Dilapidated and decrepit, its pages offer an old formula for bludgeoning young activists who gain popular support by cutting through the rhetoric of right-wing mouthpieces. The scenes are as unoriginal as they are disingenuous. Yet, for right-wing leaders, they are nonetheless successful in discrediting youth activists within insular bubbles of reactionary communities online and among aging conservatives. These attacks are rooted in a worldview that worships rights and individual freedoms, but behind the scenes is rooted in a hatred of activism, principle, and dedication. These three elements stand in stark contrast to those who wish to smear Thunberg and her contemporaries: namely lies, obfuscation, and denigration. What frightens those who attack Thunberg and the Parkland survivors is not so much the message, but the poise, presence, and visibility of young citizens unfazed by their older, jaded, cynical opponents. They are dangerous because they exist and persist. For those reasons alone the right will take any action, go to any extreme to discredit and denigrate Thunberg and others like her. This is a death spiral. The only real question outside the obvious ones in all of this is how many millions will die because of right-wing delusions and cynicism?

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