Long revered as a stalwart of a capitalist society the need to grow has come to overshadow everything else.
We prioritise it over our personal health, we prioritise it over the health of the planet and we prioritise it over our happiness.
But as long as growth is the target of our economic systems people will continue to focus on chewing, which is neither a sustainable nor desirable trait of an economy.
Which is why I welcomed news that New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has put out a national budget where spending is dictated by what best encourages the “well-being” of citizens, rather than focussing on traditional bottom-line measures like productivity and economic growth. http://bit.ly/313ptx4