…But Bush argued that “anything that happens cannot hurt economic growth.”
It always come down to “economic growth,” as if growth is a given. The idea that growth is the problem, not the solution, either doesn’t occur to anyone, or is successfully lobbied out of existence by economic interests.
Why is it impossible for our society to step back from a mistaken path, rethink what we’re doing and take another path? It seems that once we find ourselves going down the wrong road, we’re incapable of changing our minds. Some sort of cultural inertia at work, I suspect.
Despite all this, we will change, in time. We must or die out altogether. Mother Nature does not tolerate foolishness.