to do something
about one of our worst addictions: the addiction to growth. All
of the candidates running for office are saying, "We must
have a growing economy." If they want to keep it growing
the way it has been growing, we absolutely must not have a growing
economy. We must have a sound economy, a sustainable
economy. They haven't come up with one single notion of how to
move it in that direction. What are we going to do besides grow,
grow, grow? In your own body, where the wildness within you puts in a control factor, you
have a thymus. Civilization needs a thymus. It needs the word
for "enough." But "enough" doesn't sound
strong enough - Italian has the right word: "basta."
We must say basta to the kind of growth
we've been practicing.