Sunday, July 01, 2007

Consume Less

Many people, myself included, think that the issues with the environment, not just global warming, need to be dealt with, at least partially, by consuming much less.

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, began selling green products, but unless they can guide people to buy less, not much will change.

Granted, some new products might profoundly change the rules of consumption, but none seem on the horizon, and much of the money being earmarked for changing energy consumption has been directed into the same old corporate coffers, and likely the same old dirty consumption. In fact, some of the new energy production systems worse than the old systems, and systemically disruptive to the life of the poor.
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