February 17th, 2020 by nathan Leave a reply »

Political leaders, economists, trade unionists and journalists seem to agree on something important: to leave behind the current crisis must recover the path of economic growth and get to wake up once and for all consumption. In a world in which too many arguments to assert that growth does not generate social cohesion, raises environmental assaults often irreversible and leads to the depletion of resources which will not be available to future generations, is becoming more urgent, therefore, that seek other horizons. It is surprising, however, that many who have made sustainability your flag from hitch prefer Dodge concluded that in rich countries, we need to take drastic reductions in production and in consumption, the same fate that we need to distribute the work to the benefit of models that make of the redistribution of wealth as soon as possiblesocial life, local and creative leisure its foundations. None of this last is appreciated, even remotely, in positions that embrace our rulers, are committed to move forward with diagnoses of what happens, as wrong as interested today. Remember that a little over one year ago the President Rodriguez Zapatero eludia mention, in his speeches, the word crisis.

There is no way to marry the omnipresent discourse of sustainability measures such as which the Spanish Government has decided to encourage response to the crisis. One of them is that crazed bet on the high speed railway that like the American President of these hours. Under its protection, it is clear what is what comes up: a form of transportation that claims wild assaults on the environment, promotes the railway abandonment of the bulk of the territory, is extremely costly in terms of energy and translates into unattainable prices for the most citizens. The frenetic construction of new motorways brings another of those measures without anyone explain to them who will be able to use in the future, when the prices of raw materials to be fired energy that we use. What not to say the decision to subsidize the purchase of automobiles with public resources.

Would it not be more reasonable that, far from thinking about the interests of large companies, our rulers help to those who have decided to dispense with the car, which portrays many of the elements of unsustainability white our societies fully? The outrages transcend the field of sustainability. Although our leaders repeated that they will not accept cuts in regard to the rules of the game of the labour market, began to introduce some of these rebates, allowing that insecurity will prevail everywhere. So that nothing is missing, between us has been chosen by importing a model, the American who defends so generous relief measures as urgent when financial institutions are on the verge of bankruptcy, but not acting with the same kindness and energy when they are the economies of workers remembered the tens of thousands of immigrants who contracted mortgages in conditions akin to usury which are found with water at the neck. Leaders defend the common good, provided it does not hit the vested interests of big business. Tell him is, if not, to Microsoft, which is preparing to take slice of that ambitious programme that, to realize, will in the hands of our children a magnificent computer called to magically solve the shortcomings of the educational system that we dragged.


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