12/11/13 Meria interviews Producer, activist Dave Gardner on his film “GrowthBusters, Hooked on Growth“. Economic and population growth -sustainable? What made Dave decide to run for office? Over 7 billion people on Earth today, projected to 11 billion; the “cowboy economy” is over; there are limits to growth; providing for our children; define success; were we born to work and consume? Are we consumers or human beings? Isolated by technology; can science and technology save us? non-renewable resources; we no longer live in an empty world; European lifestyles; crossed the one planet threshold in the 70′s; what really counts in life? the three L’s; teenage concerns today; our cultural narrative needs to change; the end of growth forces us to do the right thing; will we all be living like battery hens? childless by choice and much more.
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