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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:26 AM

AE's quote of the year

"we are going to evolve through crisis, not through proactive change"

The long version:

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Professor Meadows, 40 years ago you published "The Limits to Growth" together with your wife and colleagues, a book that made you the intellectual father of the environmental movement. The core message of the book remains valid today: Humanity is ruthlessly exploiting global resources and is on the way to destroying itself. Do you believe that the ultimate collapse of our economic system can still be avoided?

Meadows: The problem that faces our societies is that we have developed industries and policies that were appropriate at a certain moment, but now start to reduce human welfare, like for example the oil and car industry. Their political and financial power is so great and they can prevent change. It is my expectation that they will succeed. This means that we are going to evolve through crisis, not through proactive change.


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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:27 AM

1. 'not through proactive change.' nt

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:28 AM

2. Shock Doctrine.

And as far as I can see, rarely good changes for the 99%.

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