Vandana Shiva’s eloquent article Choosing Simplicity (Issue 273) details all that is wrong with the present world economic model and the desire to consume, regardless of the natural world’s inability to deliver more of its precious and irreplaceable gifts.

Unfortunately, the Western world remains on a course of self-destruction, ignorant of the greatest of all human illusions – progress.

In a world where industrialists and politicians cannot perceive of a time without expansion and development, this dream of unending growth has finally burst in a nightmare of such awfulness ...


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