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Book examines clash of capitalism and the environment
Date:4/2/2008

orities. Obsession with consumption and GDP growth has now causes more harmto the environment, social fabric and world securitythan good.

It took all of history, Speth notes, to build the $7 trillion world economy of 1950; today, economic activity grows by that amount every decade. At current rates of growth, the world economy will double in size in less than two decades. Society is facing the possibility of an enormous increase in environmental deterioration, just when we need to move strongly in the opposite direction.


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