26 Mar 2010

Chris Mullin MP goes all Elinor Ostrom.

"As to the longer term, I doubt there is a future for an economy based on shopping. This is only a very temporary period in human history. The frantic consumerism of recent decades surely contains the seeds of its own destruction. One way or another we have to devise lifestyles that are sustainable and which may require changes that most people have only dimly begun to contemplate. The future is green. It has to be if the human race is to survive many more generations."

Sums up my thoughts, its Elinor Ostrom economics or we are all toast.

Surprised to hear such a sentiment from a Labour MP, albeit one who is retiring.

Incidentally his book 'A Very British Coup' was amazing.

Picked up on this from Joseph

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