Quote of the day: It is precisely what we desire most that is the root cause of our ills

The quote of the day comes from Timothée Parrique who writes in his dissertation on ‘The political economy of degrowth’: It is precisely what we desire most that is the root cause of our ills.

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What does it mean @Torsten ?

Well, it can mean different things to different people. In the northern hemisphere the vast majority of people is obsessed with accumulating as much material wealth as possible hoping to find peace of mind that way. However, what they really find in many cases is misery in the form of mental health issues, debt, drug addiction, domestic violence, sexism, etc. The economic system of the so-called ‘developed world’ is not sustainable.

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