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market-based capitalism is to survive, its holes must be fixed!
Prices should include fees for environmental health impacts. Tweaks
should promote small business products of efficient industrial activities
resembling natural processes (matter recycling in closed systems)
those of big wasteful, polluters. Use of Earth’s “commons” (air,
water, land, soil, trees, minerals, etc) should be linked to
responsibility to protect it. Incentives should encourage efficiently
producing necessities (like small affordable housing, plant based food,
clean water), and investing in /restoring /protecting biodiversity &
natural capital (esp. soil).
PUSHES GLOBAL LIMITS
value market-based pricing and corporations’ profit motive. Their
resource extractive (fossil fuels, mining, etc.) endeavors should speed up
as growth demands. Their government partners should push "top
down" approaches to meet big challenges: climate change and need for
new infrastructure / cybersecurity and “brittle” infrastructure. As we
run into resource / carrying capacity limits, we need ambitious (fusion,
geoengineering, space-based solar power, asteroid mining, etc), capital
& energy intensive, high tech solutions.
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from Coming of Age in the Global Village, by Stephen P. Cook, with Donella H. Meadows.