Did these academics all get Ph.D.’s in Stupid ?
Have they never heard of Venezuela?
Now, people are starving, medicine is scarce, and classrooms are nearly empty as their crippling economic crisis that has left many families unable to afford supplies or provide their children with enough food to focus on schoolwork.
But: “Wealth Distribution”… Or something.
More than 200 academics signed onto a public letter calling on governments to eschew economic growth in order to plan for a “post-growth economy” based on wealth redistribution.
“For the past seven decades, GDP growth has stood as the primary economic objective of European nations,” 238 academics wrote in public letter published by The Guardian on Sunday.
“But as our economies have grown, so has our negative impact on the environment,” they wrote. “We are now exceeding the safe operating space for humanity on this planet, and there is no sign that economic activity is being decoupled from resource use or pollution at anything like the scale required.”
“Today, solving social problems within European nations does not require more growth. It requires a fairer distribution of the income and wealth that we already have,” the academics wrote….