Friday, December 28, 2012

A Transition Period?

In this piece New York Times op-ed columnist, Paul Krugman, discusses the possibility of a future economic model other than the current one based on growth.  He says that more and more people are bringing up this notion that the days of reliable growth may be over.  I usually try to stay away from the  mainstream news, but when it starts talking about the same issues that futurists and techno-optimists are, it's at least worth a mention.  To me, it's a plus that this kind of talk is at least entering the mainstream vernacular.  All this in a year when "cannabis" is no longer a verbal no-no!  Coincidence?  Check it out for yourself and decide if we're actually near a crossroads where terms like "sustainability" and "quality of life" might be more valuable measures than "income" or "GDP".  Let's follow Bhutan and make GNH the most important national acronym.

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