Milbraith proposes the idea of ownwork, which is a form of work that is controlled by a person as an individual, a group, or a locality (Envisioning a Sustainable Society, 206). Ownwork, according to Milbraith, is not distinct from leisure, and it doesn’t encourage wealth. He also states [...]
As mentioned previously, returning to pre-scarcity levels may require coercive actions by the government to change current lifestyles toward a more environmentally friendly and sustainable culture. However, coercion should only be used as a last resort, in the event of a failure to create and implement a national information system that educates the public about [...]
It is assumed that environmental problems pertain to physical crises like deforestation, pollution, ozone depletion and food shortages, however, Frederick Buell points out in “From Apocalypse to Way of Life” that there are societal crises associated with environmental problems as well (75). Some of these societal crises include “intrasocietal [...]
There are many things our current system can change to improve the way in which policies are passed, and to improve the way in which individuals and production companies treat the environment. In doing so, I support the proposals of Kurt Finsterbusch and Herman Daly.
A fourth branch of government, as proposed by Finsterbusch would [...]
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