Saturday, October 9, 2010

Must listen interview

Manfred Max Neef.

PS. Excerpt:

The principles, you know, of an economics which should be are based in five postulates and one fundamental value principle.

One, the economy is to serve the people and not the people to serve the economy.

Two, development is about people and not about objects.

Three, growth is not the same as development, and development does not necessarily require growth.

Four, no economy is possible in the absence of ecosystem services.

Five, the economy is a subsystem of a larger finite system, the biosphere, hence permanent growth is impossible.

And the fundamental value to sustain a new economy should be that no economic interest, under no circumstance, can be above the reverence of life.


  1. Listened last night. Excellent and frightening at the same time.

  2. Joan,

    What I find frightening is that this makes sense and we won't listen to what he says, much less apply it to the way money works.

  3. Yep, that is the what is most frightening.