An interesting little bit:
So as far as I’m
concerned the de-growth agenda must be focused on reducing the hugely polluting
lifestyles of the richest people on the planet, let’s say the top 10%, at the same time
allowing for growth of health and education services, all the other services that can
rapidly improve the wellbeing of the remaining 90% of the people. At its roots this
should be an agenda for redistributing wealth and power, for reducing the
conspicuous consumption of the elites and recognising that in a world of finite
resources, we can only live in peace if we share resources more fairly, and don’t
perpetuate an economic system which distributes resources upwards into the
pockets of a very tiny minority who mainly extract wealth rather than create wealth.”
The top 10% of the global income distribution starts at – PPP adjusted – £13,000 a year. Which, at the current minimum wage of £8.91 an hour is 1450 or so hours a year. 27 hours a week.
John Christensen is insisting that people who work part-time on the British minimum wage are over-consuming and must be subject to de-growth.
John Christensen can go fuck himself.