The problem we are faced with is traditional thinking, the mindset of the way forward being growth and jobs.
To continue down this corporate controlled consumer path, remaining blissfully ignorant of the reality we are faced with, stealing from the future to appease our false wants, will only lead us to a slow grinding self destruction.
It is when it becomes accepted that a system has failed that emergent ideas can take hold and be allowed to flourish. The symptoms of failure are prevalent in the world around us and to deny their existence or pontificate about superficial reforms could come at severe cost to our entire species.
An economy that has its basis in environmental concern, sustainability, equality and the type of freedom that does not require us to be told we are free: That is a direction we can head in as a species.