Rethinking Scale: From Quantitative to Qualitative Growth.We need to downsize destructive growth and scale up restorative growth in our economies.

By Hazel Henderson

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed the new international goal of happiness on March 20, 2013, following yearlong research on redefining economic criteria for human development, launched in April 2012.

The long-sought goal of the Industrial Revolution was to expand inventions, scaling up technologies to increase their efficiency and productivity. This goal of scaling up our tools, techniques and organizations led to mass production, mass consumption, industrialized science, agriculture, medicine, pharmaceuticals, mass education, religions, politics, and a societal goal of efficiency and progress – summed up by Alvin and Heidi Toffler in their best seller Future Shock.

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