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Submitted by kyle robertson on
The 'Economy' is a subset of the 'Environment'. I think this seems to be a great ommission in Mr. Collier's thesis. He's right that there are two opposing ideologies that must in fact work together, but there is also a carrying capacity for the environment, that ridicules the thought that the west AND the bottom billion can perpetually grow their economies with finite resources. The need to contract (western growth) to enable bottom billion growth is paramount. Will the west endorse this message? I unfortunately doubt our citizen power has little appetite for this... until environmental increasing environmental / economic shocks curb the consumption, but then it's every ostrich for themselves...