Consumerism is to our society what cancer is to our body, said Michael Dowd at the Integral Spiritual Experience. He brings attention to our evolutionary conundrum – why would we consume the reources of the planet in the same way that cancer cells consume the energy of the body?
But how can we measure when we are in the zone of adequate sufficiency? Christian Arnsperger of Eco-Transitions suggests that Existential Ecological Economics – an economics that examines the roots of prosperity and happiness might offer a measuring stick. He says: “Economics ought to be about nothing else than maintaining human beings between … two thresholds —