Wie das kapitalistische Wachstumsparadigma zum »goldenen Kalb« westlicher Gegenwartsgesellschaften wurde
Author: Matthias Hellmich,Hendrik Weinekötter
Publisher: disserta Verlag
Category: Business & Economics
Wer seinen Wohlstand vermehren mochte, der sollte sich an den Bienen ein Beispiel nehmen. Sie sammeln den Honig, ohne die Blumen zu zerstoren. Sie sind sogar nutzlich fur die Blumen. Sammle deinen Reichtum, ohne seine Quellen zu zerstoren, dann wird er bestandig zunehmen.' - Siddhartha Gautama Die Ursprunge der grossen Probleme unserer Zeit sind uns schon lange bekannt. Dass der Lebenswandel der Menschen in der westlichen Welt haufig auf Kosten der ubrigen Weltbevolkerung geht, ist den meisten Menschen bewusst oder zumindest sehen sie vage Zusammenhange. Trotzdem scheint sich kaum etwas im Verhalten der Menschen zu andern. Die oben zitierte Textzeile scheint einen sehr simplen Ausweg aus diesem Dilemma zu bieten. Das Streben nach mehr' und die Parole viel hilft viel' scheint in den Kopfen der Menschen verankert zu sein. Wie ist es aber zu dieser Verinnerlichung gekommen? Die Beantwortung dieser Frage stellt einen Meilenstein auf dem Weg zur gesellschaftlichen Veranderung dar. Ausgehend von Berichten wie dem des Club of Rome ( Limits to Growth') bzw. neueren wachstumskritischen Veroffentlichungen von Tim Jackson ( Wohlstand ohne Wachstum') und Meinhard Miegel ( Exit: Wohlstand ohne Wachstum'), soll die Thematik dieses Buches um eben dieses scheinbar allgegenwartig anzutreffende Wachstumsparadigma' entwickelt werden
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