The Good Life for All – A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner

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The Good Life for All – A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner, Dec 14, 2016

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434028.shtml

What institutions and infrastructures are needed so all people can lead good lives? Good lives demand more than consumption paid with money. The commons-what belongs to everyone and is used in common: natural, social and cultural common goods like water, raw materials, land, knowledge and their social control-is an alternative to the growth economy.

An environmentally-friendly and socially-just economy requires ecological and social cost truths and just global rules in trade and investment. A society without consumerism and growth pressure and with much more cooperation cannot simply be decreed from above. The way to these infrastructures needs searching, experimenting and openness for learning.

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