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C.L'Hirondelle 2007

World leaders are determined to rev up the engine of economic growth to drive us over the edge of destruction… Are you inadvertently handing them the keys?

" 'You cannot as a government talk about reducing GHG [green house gas] emissions unless you're prepared to talk about reducing consumption, pure and simple. That's the big question no one wants to talk about."
-- Les Leyne, quoting MLA Leonard Krog, Times Colonist, November 7, 2007, A16.

"Yes, we saw the climate changing, but what were we to do?"
-- Richard Lipsey, Globe and Mail, Oct. 10, 2007

"The Premier's new Climate Action Team isn't getting the thumbs-up from big labour. BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair… is worried some of the panels recommendations could also mean job losses."
VANCOUVER/CKNW (AM 980), "Labour wants a seat at the climate table", Nov, 20 2007

"Al Gore: [quoting Upton Sinclair] ‘It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.’" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497116/quotes

"new study for the C.D. Howe Institute… finds that the best remedy for poverty is—guess what?-- a job."
-- Margaret Wente, Globe & Mail, Nov. 6, 2007, A17

"Work, not welfare, eliminates poverty."
-- Lorne Gunter, National Post, Nov. 5, 07- A11

"We might say that GNP, technically a measure of the rate at which money is flowing through the economy, might also be described as a measure of the rate at which we are turning resources into garbage."
--David Korten, When Corporations Rule the World, 1995

"The trouble is that the world has never really seen serious social betterment without economic growth."
-- Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail, Jan. 5, 2008

When you do not speak out in favour of guaranteed livable income, it is assumed that you are calling for economic growth.

about guaranteed livable income actually supports the idea of a forced consumption, forced production economy since silence is tacit consent to the current pro-growth economy.

Silence about a guaranteed livable income actually supports the continuation of waste and harm to the environment and to health.

If you support a guaranteed livable income, write letters and ask questions.