Sunday, March 27, 2011


Growing the Economy

Edward Abbey, One Life at a Time, Please (New York: Henry Holt, 1988), p. 21:
[T]he religion of endless growth—like any religion based on blind faith rather than reason—is a kind of mania, a form of lunacy, indeed a disease. And the one disease to which the growth mania bears an exact analogical resemblance is cancer. Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Cancer has no purpose but growth; but it does have another result—the death of the host.

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