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Story of Stuff

In the Story of Stuff, Annie says "you can't run a linear system on a finite planet indefinitely." Another way to say this is you can't have unlimited economic growth with limited resources. What does this mean for the future of the U.S. economy? What changes are needed to ensure that our economic system supports, rather than undermines, the planet's biological systems on which we depend? What do you believe are the most practical pathways toward bringing that change to fruition?

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Mankind has been abusing nature's abundant resources for a long time. Depleting resources coinciding with the demand for a better lifestyle has raised an alarm in all the economies across the world. An interesting fact is that the US contains 5% of world's population but uses 30% of resources available across the world. It is indeed alarming. Below are some ways the US economy is being affected:
1. Zero production of goods in the country
2. No production leads to loss of jobs and hence the economy is ...

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This solution answers some basic questions raised by Annie Leonard in the Story of Stuff.