In this post, you will find great Tim Jackson Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Questioning growth is deemed to be the act of lunatics, idealists and revolutionaries. But question it we must.
Status-driven, conspicuous consumption thrives from the language of novelty.
The most staggering linguistic turnabout for me is the one that equates green economy with ‘sustained economic growth.’
The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it’s about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose.
The care and concern of one human being for another is a peculiar ‘commodity.’ It can’t be stockpiled. It becomes degraded through trade. It isn’t delivered by machines. Its quality rests entirely on the attention paid by one person to another. Even to speak of reducing the time involved is to misunderstand its value.
The idea of a non-growing economy may be an anathema to an economist. But the idea of a continually growing economy is an anathema to an ecologist.
Big companies are reliant on institutional investors on a punishing schedule which leads to ruthless behaviour. This form of capitalism with this structure and incentives will never deliver sustainability.