If you, dear reader, read these blogs, you will know I often quote from books recently published. I am searching for guidance, for hope, for sound planning, that our future generations may live a more fulfilling life than we have had. Below are a few examples of, what I believe to be, sound, implementable, planning to save the planet for we humans to deserve to live upon.
All we can do is learn from history how to build social and political structures that are at least resilient and at best antifragile; how to avoid the descent into self-flagellating chaos that so often characterizes societies overwhelmed by disaster; and how to resist the siren voices who propose totalitarian rule or world government as necessary for the protection of our hapless species and our vulnerable world.From Doom, Niall Ferguson
I watched a YouTube of Bernie Sanders interview with Frankie Boyle, dated a couple of months ago when he visited the UK. He has clear plans we could follow.
And social justice and prosperity cannot be achieved if the monetary system only provides access to finance for the already rich, those who own assets. The creation of a socially just monetary system – one that promotes widespread prosperity by acting as servant, not master of society and the economy; a monetary system that enables us all – including the public sector – to do what we can do, and be what we can be. That should be the aim of any progressive movement.Ann Pettifor, The Production of Money
Let us plan for degrowth.