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It Grows Before It Dies

May 21, 2007

I’ll propose something that will drive half of my readers away for a few minutes (at least). After that, they’ll hopefully be back to call me names. So, here it is:
What if what is firstly needed is not to make the poor countries richer but to make the rich countries poorer?

Well, apparently you’re back if you’re still reading this. So, let me rephrase it in a way less flashy but more meaningful. I believe that western way of living and its driving force, the free market’s everlasting growth, simply are a suicide for us all.

Now let me clarify a bit. As long as I remember myself, economy and politics both nationally and globally were about growth. And growth there was indeed. I can see it at national level (even for a lightly industrial country like Greece) and I can hear of it at a global level. Read the rest of this entry ?

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