On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 8:15 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 December 2013 00:34, Telmo Menezes <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?
I agree with the need to stop population growth.
I still have some hope that the Internet will change how people think.
More specifically, that it will help to dispel demons like religious
fundamentalism, patriotism and other diseases of the mind. My hopes
must have some merit, given the current frenzy to control it.
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