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ROB DIETZ unwittingly discovered the recipe for understanding the limits to growth.
Start with a suspicion that there’s something rotten at the core of consumer culture. Simmer that suspicion in four years of formal education in environmental science. Add a bachelor degree’s worth of study in economics, and stir in just a dash of doubt about the validity of the mainstream economic viewpoint.
Set aside those initial ingredients for the time being, and get to work combining a series of career moves. Begin with several years as an economic analyst at consulting firms in Washington, D.C., culminating in ...