William Rees, Professor of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, speaking in the panel "Sustainable Economics" at the Bretton Woods Conference on April 10, 2011.
He makes so many mistakes it's striking! Equilibrium of a system is not the same as equilibrium between two systems (body, environment). Then it would be one system again. This is the meaning of death.
Further, he postulates that growth has to be (and there is no other way) correlated to increasing entropy of physical scarce resources. But there are other ways, think f.i. of the whole virtualization of products, intangible goods, etc. It's possible to decouple and reorganise things and still be enable to grow or better say, progress.
This whole talk is such a gross misconception and simplification of possibilities for human development, I feel sorry for him.
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