🎧 Can we have economic growth without increased resource consumption? (Future Tense)

Listened Can we have economic growth without increased resource consumption? from ABC Radio National

MIT research scientist, Andrew McAfee, argues we need to rethink our assumptions about capitalism and the environment.   Economic growth, he says, has been gradually decoupling from resource consumption. So, if capitalism survives this current crisis, we may need to adapt our understanding of the way it all works.  We also hear from Annmaree O’Keeffe, from the Lowy Institute’s Pacific Islands Program, about the value of Australia’s international public broadcasting effort now that the Pacific is once again an Australian geopolitical focus.

With all this talk of automation, modern monetary theory and the challenge to neo-liberalism, it just makes me realise how much I do not know and understand.

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