Politicians throughout the world are obsessed with looking at economic growth as an essential component of individual and collective wealth. Low grow rates are likely going forward and there is fundamental doubt about future growth forecasts. The challenge for us as citizens and for politicians is to understand this uncertainty and to create a society which focuses on other ways to ensure well being and prosperity.
Economic growth is blind to inequality. Growth is invisible from our ecological footprint due to the environmental damage it causes and because of its role in the depletion of our natural resources. The Green Party wants to move away from the growth rhetoric and concentrate on real objectives like fighting climate change, reducing inequality in wealth and in society, creating jobs, and improving life satisfaction.