Sorry Jonathan, but you\’re talking bollocks:
One could go further, arguing that it is not just excessive consumerism but capitalism\’s very nature that makes it incompatible with the survival of our planet. For capitalism requires constant economic growth, yet the Earth\’s resources are finite. Capitalist logic says we must buy, sell and consume more and more each year. Nature\’s logic says we can\’t.
There\’s nothing inherent in capitalism which requires constant growth. Nothing at all. If you start from here then you\’re going to get the rest of your argument tragically wrong.