Our country is set up structurally to opposevoluntary simplicity.
—MICHAEL JACOBSON,Marketing Madness
We are today paying the debt for thematerial growth that characterized thepostwar “Golden Age”: disfigured landscapes,polluted air and water, erosion of theozone layer, the greenhouse effect. Since theThird World also needs significant growthof its material production, only a reorientationof the overdeveloped countries towardsa model of development centered on theimmaterial growth of free time is capableof guaranteeing our common future.
—ALAIN LIPIETZ,French Green Party economist
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