A problem of definitions in ecomimcs that create conflicts
A problem of definitions
As we are all reminded of inflation and its various manifestations, perhaps we also need to rethink some of them. The reason is that in economics, inflation is all about a linear scale. Sustainable development does not really map very well to this scale. In eco-systems, it is about balance. Because of the way we define growth - we aim for inflation and need to control it. However, this scale thinking then frames how we would perceive sustainability as the framing sets these boundaries. What happens if we change it round?
What we have today in terms of the definition that creates conflicts and therefore has to ask, is this useful for a sustainable future as we are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.
Perhaps what we need/ want if we want to remove the tensions from the ideals of growth and have a sustainable future.