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Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.

Kenneth Boulding (Economist)


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Somehow, we have come to think the whole purpose of the economy is to grow, yet growth is not a goal or purpose. The pursuit of endless growth is suicidal.

David Suzuki (Environmentalist)


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2. The State shall strive to promote those conditions that will enable the pursuit of Gross National Happiness.

Article 9 Principles of State Policy, The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan


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"I would accept the possibility of infinite growth in the economy on the day that one of my economist colleagues could demonstrate that Earth itself could grow at a commensurate rate."

Herman Daly (Former Senior Economist for the World Bank)


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"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their CREATOR, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America


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All of the people shall be respected as individuals. Their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness shall, to the extent that it does not interfere with the public welfare, be the supreme consideration in legislation and in other governmental affairs.

Article 13, The Constitution of Japan


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Gross National Product measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.

Robert F. Kennedy, former United States Attorney Genera


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