Continuing to grow the economy when the costs are higher than the benefits is actually uneconomic growth. The United Nations has classified five types of uneconomic growth:
- jobless growth, where the economy grows, but does not expand opportunities for employment;
- ruthless growth, where the proceeds of economic growth mostly benefit the rich;
- voiceless growth, where economic growth is not accompanied by extension of democracy or empowerment;
- rootless growth, where economic growth squashes people’s cultural identity; and
- futureless growth, where the present generation squanders resources needed by future generations.
The downsides of economic growth can be avoided by maintaining an optimal scale of the economy.
Monday, November 29, 2010
From the stage of the 2009 Mind and Its Potential conference, His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins All in the Mind's Natasha Mitchell in an extended conversation about the mind, science and much else. And, joining the dialogue in Parts 2 and 3 is the founder of the field of positive psychology Martin Seligman, leading Harvard evolutionary biologist Marc Hauser, and Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace.
Broadcast: 5 December 2009 | more details...
His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins All in the Mind's Natasha Mitchell and leading scholars in a dialogue about science, wellbeing and our moral minds. In Part 2 Harvard evolutionary biologist and author of Moral Minds Marc Hauser asks: does biology constrain our mind's potential and our moral capacity? Is there a place for moral outrage? Next week, founder of the field of positive psychology Martin Seligman and Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace join the fray.
Broadcast: 12 December 2009 | more details...
His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins All in the Mind's Natasha Mitchell and leading scholars in a dialogue about science and the self. In Part 3, founder of the field of positive psychology Martin Seligman and Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace consider with him what it takes to flourish...really flourish...individually and collectively.
Broadcast: 19 December 2009 | more details...
Monday, October 18, 2010
"Researchers found that the children did not learn any more words from their month-long exposure to the educational DVD than their control counterparts. In fact, the highest level of learning occurred in a no-video environment in which parents taught their children target words during everyday activities." from Miller-McCune
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Earlier this year, our Erik Hayden reported that the amount of television had little discernible impact on children aged 5 to 10. While it’s comforting to know that the idiot box is truly not an idiot-maker, it is disheartening to discover that the old video babysitter isn’t making our children any smarter, either.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
“Languages differ essentially in what they must convey and not in what they may convey.”Does Your Language Shape How You Think? By GUY DEUTSCHER