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Wild Resiliency
The HeArt, Soul and Science of Saying Yes to Life
Curated by Larry Glover
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Weekend read: The trouble with growth

Weekend read: The trouble with growth | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Clearly, belief in the indispensability of economic growth, while deeply rooted in governments virtually worldwide, is quite recent. The common view that growth has always been an important objective of government is mistaken.

That growth is inextricably bound up with human nature is an even greater mistake, if it makes us think that there really is no alternative to economic growth. Understanding that growth is not a necessary goal of government policy is critical if we are to imagine alternative economic futures.

Via Willy De Backer
Larry Glover's insight:
What we measure reveals both our worldview and our values. It is time to wildly revision what it is to be human... and in doing so to also revision what it is that makes life richly fulfilling. What is it we really want to grow in our lives?
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Willy De Backer's curator insight, April 11, 2015 3:04 PM

Great, must-read article by Tim Jackson and Peter Victor - from the new State of the World Report 2015

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Is Water a Barrier to a Low-Carbon Energy Future?

Is Water a Barrier to a Low-Carbon Energy Future? | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Ask an expert on clean tech what the largest barriers to a low carbon energy future are, and chances are they will list higher technology costs, policy barriers, or the need for new infrastructure to accommodate novel energy sources.But according to a set of expert panelists speaking at the MIT Energy Conference in Boston this Saturday, we're forgetting a big one: water.

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