10 October 2011

Unsustainable growth

The antidote to unsustainable growth in a society is a society built around balance. 
Under the sabbatical year system the sus period builds up income and exhausts the capital; the sheva period exhausts the income and builds-up the capital. Such a system forecloses the society from reaching shmeinah, excess and obesity, which excess would make it vulnerable to the resource curse. 

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