We can grow with an economy that heats the planet and
concentrates wealth and increasingly produces goods for the 1%,
Or recognize that we have enough stuff badly distributed.
Aristotle said we can have growth without development
and development without growth. The reuse and the
redeployment of what we have is plausible
And actually attractive.
Both paths require high innovation.
Unfortunately the political and social path
for better distribution with growth does not exist
nor does The path of the redeployment of
people and the material world.
We will keep moving toward collapse until we recognize
that we need deep social innovation.
Otherwise out of desperation felt necessity
will drive us towards radical authoritarian solutions that protect elites
And militarize society.