Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Gross Domestic Product vs Gross National Happiness

Great post today at Shareable.net: “At UN Happiness Summit, A Coal Pile in the Ballroom” Here’s a quote: Here are some of the many examples of how economic growth policies directly destroy the essentials of happiness. Economic growth turns social reciprocity and gift relationships (two components of GNH) into paid services. It converts pristine ecosystems […]

April 15, 2012 · TTPR · No Comments
Posted in: General chat, Quotes

The iFixit Self-Repair Manifesto:

March 16, 2012 · TTPR · No Comments
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The Four Key Assumptions of Transition

From Rob Hopkins’ “Transition Handbook” That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it’s better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise That our settlements and communities presently lack the resilience to enable them to weather the severe energy shocks that will accompany Peak Oil That we have to […]

April 1, 2010 · TTPR · No Comments
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Why it doesn't matter whether climate change is human-caused or not…

This great quote comes from John Michael Greer at the Archdruid Report: Whether or not the current round of climate instability is entirely the product of anthropogenic CO2 emissions is actually not that important, because it’s even more stupid to dump greenhouse gases into a naturally unstable climate system than it would be to dump […]

December 10, 2009 · Kevin · One Comment
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