Better Instead of More

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Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. Economics changes with the times. Once saving was the elixir and then spending was the elixir. The planet is endangered when growth and/or work become fetishes pursued as ends in themselves. Frank Rotering in "Needs and Limits" discusses the reality of "ecological overshoot."

to read Jorg Lessing's article "Better Instead of More" published on 10/4/2011, click on

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/11/412671.shtml

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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