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La croissance de l’économie est la priorité de la plupart des gouvernements. Elle est considérée comme le moyen d’accroître le bien-être de la population, et comme une condition pour assurer le bien commun. …

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Growing the economy is most governments’ priority. Economic growth is seen as the way to increase people’s well-being, and as a condition to ensure the common good. …

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Je suis économiste, et il y a quelques années encore je faisais partie des économistes qui défendent l’idée que la croissance économique est toujours bonne. …

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I am an economist and I was, until only a few years ago, part of those economists that defended the idea that economic growth is always good. …

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This article provides, in a nutshell, the results of this analysis.

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  1. Problem: The environmental crisis
  2. Sub-problem: The political system blocks the environmental laws we need.
  3. Intermediate cause: The societal acceptance of the idea that economic growth should is always good and should be…

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In the previous article, we saw that our democracies are currently blocking the environmental (and social) laws we need because we are electing politicians defending corporate interests, rather than our own. …

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In a nutshell, we need to transition from a political system dominated by “the race to the bottom” towards one where “the race to the top” dominates. For this to happen, we need mechanisms that eliminate the inherent advantage of politicians using deception…

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In a nutshell, according to Thwink, governments around the world — intentionally or not — are working for the interest of large for-profit corporations, incompatible with most people’s interests.

To the statement above, I expect at least two reactions, based on the ones…

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If you are reading this article you are likely interested in change. Chances are you are also interested in sustainability and a better future.

As if it were a close-up shot in a film, imagine yourself, myself, and other people you know, on…

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You may agree with me if I said that a well-functioning democracy’s goal is to optimize the long-term well-being of its people (even if this may not be reflected in the system that we call “democracy” today). …

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