This video questions the basic patterns of consumption driving economic growth. Ashok Khosla suggests that a system that defines development in terms of material consumption is one that is doomed for failure. In a world of finite resources, we cannot afford to measure our growth in such terms. Well-being, fulfillment and personal satisfaction are all vital components of development, and are not predicated on consumerism alone. We must move to a needs-based economy that works within our natural limits.
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