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Re: E-M:/ A critical observation to understand



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Enviro-Mich message from Roger Kuhlman <rokuhlman@yahoo.com>
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Amen. Why can't Democratic politicians and many
members of the liberal elite understand this basic
reality?

Roger Kuhlman
Ann Arbor, Michigan

--- jmgear <jmgear@acd.net> wrote:

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> Enviro-Mich message from jmgear <jmgear@acd.net>
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> Prof. Albert Bartlett:  "Sustainable growth is an
> oxymoron, because if 
> you just look at the arithmetic of steady growth,
> the numbers become 
> astronomically large in modest periods of time, so
> you can't have steady 
> growth."
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> This is crucial -- people have to begin to
> understand the connection 
> between the basic requirement of capitalism
> (growth, i.e., consumption of every greater
> resources) and the 
> environmental collapse of the world.
> 
> As someone said, "infinite growth is the logic of
> the cancer cell" 
> (which is the logic that destroys the host).
> OK, some say, I don't want infinite growth, I want
> "sustainable growth" 
> or "smart growth" or some such ...
> 
> If we want a sustainable world, we have to figure
> out how to create 
> steady-state economics.
> 
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