How do you argue against the growth juggernaut?
I’ll be talking tomorrow to filmmaker Dave Gardner, who’s making a documentary called Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity. He wants to hear about my choice to be a GINK — green inclinations, no kids. And I’ll be offering thoughts about growth in general. Any suggestions about points to make or ideas to share? How can we best fight the assumption that what society needs is growth, growth, and more growth? As Edward Abbey so memorably put it, “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”
Here’s a trailer for the film, with commentary from Bill McKibben, Paul Ehrlich, and Dick Lamm, among others.