a box of Celestial Seasons Chamomile tea)
In the past,
we have relied on economic growth to solve the problems of unemployment &
poverty. We have sometimes mass produced goods that weren't really needed or
produced needed goods that wouldn't last. This constantly increasing level of
production created jobs, raising the income of the wealthy and the poor, while
consuming valuable resources such as metal, work, energy, chemicals, petroleum
products, and time.
constraints, environmental considerations and rising world inflation make growth
for its own sake a dangerous solution. If we are to have a stable and economic
economy, industry must serve our true needs by placing an emphasis on quality
before quantity. This means determining our long range needs and gearing our
industry towards filling them. When we make industry human, building it to serve
people, it will flourish with full employment and economic stability. Eventually,
such an advanced system will create a far greater harmony than exists in the
world today. "