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How can we create and survive in a world without market growth

We can't keep using earth resources, how do we create a world where we have all we need with no market growth?

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    Jan 27 2013: As Gandhi said: “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed”
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    Jan 27 2013: It is so simple; but simple does not mean simplistic. We are too materialistic, and it's hurting us. How can we unite to save ourselves from ourselves? Or is our salvation in our destruction?
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    Jan 27 2013: There are a couple of ways that I can think of.

    If you want to keep money, you could tie money to the number of citizens, and release or withdraw money into/from the culture based on the number of citizens in a country. This would stabilize it in accordance with population rather than the corrupt machinations of businesses that have bought government along with the right to invent money into existence at will.

    The other way that comes to mind is my favorite. Get rid of money altogether. Money is nothing more than a social glue. It is a human invention. It the people themselves are the social glue, then it is in everyone's interests to work together to make their own and their communal lives better. Money devalues humans and turns them into slaves.

    Of course, neither of these ideas have a chance of being accepted right now. But as our fiscal system is provably unsustainable, and as we near the brink of total global collapse, I see a time coming (in what's left of my lifetime) where we will be forced to consider more rational alternatives.
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    Jan 27 2013: .
    Simple !

    Just quit all INVALID happiness.
    Then, we can save about 90% of the created.
    And, we need no market growth !
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    Jan 27 2013: how could we grow ... without growth?
  • Jan 27 2013: It is impossible to create 0 market growth unless you create a system where the population growth has a net of 0, as in just as many people are dieing as being born. Then Market growth becomes unnecessary and impracticle as there would not be enough people to fill all positions and companies would need to balance their books to keep a few jobs open and still be able to retain the people it has.
  • Jan 27 2013: Why can't we?