On 12/17/2013 11:15 AM, LizR wrote:
On 18 December 2013 00:34, Telmo Menezes <te...@telmomenezes.com <mailto:te...@telmomenezes.com>> wrote:


    > And the policy is generally adjusted to try produce small, but positive
    > inflation.  This is because deflation is considered unstable.  Inflation 
is
    > stable and encourages investment because just holding money loses value.

    Yup, it's the current dogma. Infinite growth. I would argue that if
    you want to cut CO2 emissions, this would be a good place to start.


Yes, I have been saying that for a while, too. The trouble is, as people tend to point out, how do you achieve it? Americans in particular are terrified that it will lead to Socialism, whatever that would mean in practice (What they're actually sacred of of course is Totalitarianism, not realising they already have it in all but name, though controlled by corporations and suchlike rather than the government).

Any ideas how to achieve a sustainable economy?

The first step has to be to stop population growth. That's pretty much happened in all the OECD nations, except the U.S. and it would be the case there too except for immigration from the south. How to stop population growth: *educate women* so they can lead meaningful lives aside from bearing children and provide readily available birth control; and get rid of Catholicism, Mormonism, and any other religion preaches against birth control.

Brent
"The raging monster upon the land is population growth. In its presence, sustainability is but a fragile theoretical construct. To say, as many do, that the difficulties of nations are not due to people but to poor ideology and land-use management is sophistic."
       --- E.O. Wilson

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