Monday, March 15, 2010

We worry about overpopulation. Should we be more worried about overconsumption?

Here, from Prospect, the "most intelligent current affairs and cultural debate magazine in Britain," is one author's take on myths about population vs unpleasant truths about consumption.


Anonymous said...

It's the same thing. Overconsumption is not caused by the lack of people, it happens because there are too many consumers. Consumers are not dolphins, they are people who need to consume in order to eat, build their house and commute to work.

Anonymous said...

We should worry about both. But to the author's poin: look around us--when there is less money in a poor economy people spend and consume less. If one couldn't find work and has no prospects but a little in savings, one would move to a place with a lower cost of living. And consume less.