On the Dasgupta Review:
That we are in the mess we are in is the fault of failed economics that has been accepted as truth by governments. The failure is ongoing. The UK government is a part of that failure.
There is no sign this morning that the UK intends to change behaviour as a consequence if this report. If they, and almost all other governments do not change though then we as a race are at threat of extinction, as is much else life in earth. This need not happen. We might still have a choice. But will we take the option to survive?
That will require a courageous state.
No, there’s no logical reason why fascism is required.
We can only manage what we measure after all.
To put it into the jargon that the political economist won’t understand we need to target NNI not GDP.
Oh, and the fact that the UK government commissioned this report which shows us all how to do it really does show that the UK government is part of the failure, doesn’t it?