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Faustian Economics: Hell Hath No Limits

October 31, 2012

We have founded our present society upon delusional assumptions of limitlessness. Our national faith is a sort of autistic industrialism. This necessarily leads to limitless violence, waste, war, and destruction. Our great need now is for sciences and technologies of limits. The limits would be the accepted contexts of places, communities, and neighborhoods, both natural and human.

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This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).