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We needed you and your economist perspective when Paul Ehrlich wrote “The Population Bomb”, 1968 and Ellen Peck wrote “The Baby Trap”, 1971.
Six days ago I put my 50 year perspective in
Page 12 “SPOILER: It is not my baby.”
I feel the time is approaching when a transition to the steady state economy is possible. Can we give it a helping hand?
I agree in principle to the idea of a future that doesn’t require infinite economic growth. I trust that this future can be brought about peacefully without the use of force.
I have proposed a Litter tax, as well as coined the term “Eco-social” environment,
Myers John B. PM358 The Eco-society or Eco-social© environment and heart disease. A General Systems Approach. Global Heart, Volume 9, Issue 1, Supplement, March 2014, Page e134. World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology 2014. May 4-7, Melbourne, Australia.
Myers JB. General Systems Theory and the Eco-social© Environment. 7th International Conference on Urban Design. 1-3 September, 2014, Adelaide, South Australia.
Myers JB. Plant and animal cell origin, divergence and reciprocity, stomal drive, the environment and evolution of the purpose of Creation. Pyrex JENE, Vol 1 (3) pp. 013-031 August 2015. http://www.pyrexjournals.org/
and please see my paper
God requires that we manage our environment wisely.
I recognise the need to adopt steady state concepts not just in rich countries but even more so in fast changing (growing) countries such as India where we are often mindlessly copying rich nations. We had many great practices in the past that we can bring back (and even improve upon) to help shape steady state economy locally.
Let’s deal with the real GFC; the Global Footprint Crisis!