Monday, March 09, 2009

Friedman gets it?

OK, so normally I think NYT columnist Tom Friedman is a total douchebag. But check out this quote from his recent op-ed piece:

Let’s today step out of the normal boundaries of analysis of our economic crisis and ask a radical question: What if the crisis of 2008 represents something much more fundamental than a deep recession? What if it’s telling us that the whole growth model we created over the last 50 years is simply unsustainable economically and ecologically and that 2008 was when we hit the wall — when Mother Nature and the market both said: “No more.”

Holy crap. If Tom Friedman is willing to call into question this fundamental axiom in the reigning economic dogma, then (1) we really are up sh*t crick without a paddle, and (2) things may be fixin to change - and fast.

So hold on folks! If Friedman is starting to get it then we're in for a ride. When he starts preaching local (bioregional) self-reliance then we'll know we're on our way....

Read the full piece on the NYT website.

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