FORA Economy

Season 2005 Episode 0118

Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future

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Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future
In One with Nineveh, eminent scientists Paul Ehrlich and co-author Anne Ehrlich argue that continued population growth, expansion of current consumption patterns, and maldistribution of political and economic power are impeding our progress toward a sustainable society. They believe that these issues are intimately connected with, and obscured by, current politics. They address the impact of recent events, including the Iraq war, debates over media control, immigration, and energy sources for the future. Urgent and timely, the authors suggest a number of reforms in the US government and its global governance. They call for a new non-partisan spirit to cope with environmental issues.moreless

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