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Archives for Growth

This story about Hungary’s energy summit was published on 14th December 2010 by EurActiv. Hungary plans to concentrate on the big picture of EU energy policy as it takes on the EU’s rotating presidency in January. Energy will feature prominently at the new presidency’s first EU summit on 4 February. At the February summit, EU… » read more

Work more, to earn more, to waste more, to borrow more, to work more. Until death happens. In short, that’s how the dogma of growth translates, for most of us. What has growth ever meant to us ? More cement. More towers. More motorways. More cars. More gadgets. More loans. More screens. More bureaucracy. ‘More’ being intrinsically enough to justify the outgrowths of growth.

Un peu de bon sens

In the times of Adam Smith, CO2 was described as “wild spirit”. CO2, ozone, methane, energy, entropy, pollution were not discovered. They were “spiritus sylvestre”, “vis viva”. If anything, their were ghosts-like diffuse concepts.

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