For the kids

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, May 13th, 2009 - 7 comments
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A mate put me onto the “story of stuff” the other day. It’s an excellent Green-Left critique of our economic system pitched toward kids. After all, they’re the ones who are going to have to deal with the mess. The youtube version is below or you can view the high res version here (recommended).

The New York Times has a piece about it here.

7 comments on “For the kids”

  1. vto 1

    ha ha, I love it when partisan polemic interferes with what would probably otherwise be quite useful.

    example “extraction equals destruction”. So simple. So misleading.

  2. StephenR 2

    Without having watched it, vto has a point. Perhaps they need an economist wearing a colourful shirt (for the kids) to explain trade-offs?

  3. peteremcc 3

    I stopped listening when they claimed we live in a finite world.

    Even from the green perspective (that I completely disagree with) that is complete rubbish.

    The whole concept of sustainability is based on the idea that we CAN go on indefinitely using resources if we use them at the right speed.

    • Ag 3.1

      So you haven’t twigged that the term “finite” can be used in different respects?

      Oh dear.

  4. outofbed 4

    I linked to this on the standard in September 2008 a month before the election :-}

    • IrishBill 4.1

      Sorry about that mate. It’s up now at least. You might also be pleased to know I’m sticking with the Greens 😉 I still have serious issues with Russ the Muss though.

  5. StephenR 5

    So you haven’t twigged that the term “finite’ can be used in different respects?

    I tend to think something is finite or not..?

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