Economy

 
  Why Working Less is Essential for True Wealth and Sustainability  


Why Working Less is Essential for True Wealth and Sustainability

Consumerism goes hand-in-hand with the “the good life” — at least according to our contemporary Western culture. Massive advertising, securing the bargain, garage sales and credit cards are simply par for the course and rarely questioned by the average person. Shopping during our lunch hour is a national pastime, we wander through shopping malls on our days off, and make online purchases late at night. And it’s not just about comfort, our way of living needs to border luxurious. The yardstick of “keeping up with the Joneses” has evolved beyond our neighbours — we’re now competing with the lifestyles of the upper middle class and wealthy. It’s a vicious cycle — and we’re miserable for it. The environment also suffers as our material aspirations climb.

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  The World’s Mad Obsession With Unlimited Economic Growth  

The World’s Mad Obsession With Unlimited Economic Growth

“Anyone who believes that exponential economic growth can go on forever on a finite planet must either be a madman or an economist”

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