13 May 2004

Paul Ehrlich

I just heard Paul Ehrlich talk about his new book Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, & the Human Future on NPR. I was impressed both by his talk and the viewer comments. Few people are questioning the fundamental myths underlying our economy and society since the powerful have an inherent interest in maintaining the status quo. But as Ehrlich mentioned, the status quo is unsustainable and is, in the end, not even in the interest of the elite.

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