Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Simple Question....

So, in the reality I inhabit, the Earth is larger than the humans who dwell on it. Earth is larger than human endeavor, including economic activity. Earth is really big, quite magnificent, and also finite.

In the dominant economic model of our era, the economy is larger than the planet we (currently) occupy. Nature is reduced to "natural resources".  Planetary capacity for absorbing our waste materials is not even considered. The economy can continue to grow at an increasing rate toward infinity without ever reaching a limit. The limiting factor, Earth itself, has been defined as being within the economy, rather than external to it.

So, there follows a simple question: Which planet are you from?

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