Excellent article from CFACT that ridicules Sustainable Development, which is Technocracy. The best way to return to business growth is to shut down the appeasement of the sustainability crowd.⁃ TN Editor
"In recent years, aggressive environmentalists in government and the non-profit sectors have successfully pressured many firms to endorse positions that make no sense for their shareholders, employees or the communities in which they operate.
Few businesses would publicly endorse central planning or back restrictions on economic growth.
But the rational fear of demonization, boycotts or even legal action by government or advocacy groups has encouraged many businesses to seek compromise by endorsing “sustainability.”
What went wrong?
To many business people and to the general public, sustainability is the buzzword for thrift, resourcefulness, and long-term planning.
Aren’t such qualities good for businesses and within families?
But sustainability has grown into an ideology marked by dark skepticism toward human ingenuity and progress. The roots of “sustainability” go back to a 1987 UN report, Our Common Future, in which the bureaucrats endorsed the idea that economics is a dismal zero-sum game. Sustainability presumes that using resources now necessarily means having fewer to draw upon in the future, a very dubious assertion..."