Thursday, June 14, 2012

An economy based on care, craft & culture!

Just came across the concept of De-Growth and then this article in NY times 

How often I have also reached the same conclusion, and so has every thinking person I have ever met! Just a quote from this article about how human care cannot be turned into a factory-outlet kind of commodity, fit for mass consumption...

"The care and concern of one human being for another is a peculiar “commodity.” It can’t be stockpiled. It becomes degraded through trade. It isn’t delivered by machines. Its quality rests entirely on the attention paid by one person to another. Even to speak of reducing the time involved is to misunderstand its value".

A little more about De-growth you may find here, herehere, with an academic article and degrowthpedia :)

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