Great economic inequalities will be hard to sustain during and following slowdown. As things change less, it will become much more difficult to make money out of a shrinking and ageing population who may also become savvier and harder to fool with the allure of the “new”.

 

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Slowdown means goods lasting longer; it means less waste. It means that many of the things that we currently think of as great social and environmental problems will not be problematic in future. We will, of course, have new problems—most of which we cannot even imagine right now.

The following Keynote Address was given by Danny Dorling at the International e-Conference on Borderless Growth, Equality and Sustainable Development: The Pathway to Human Welfare, Isabella Thoburn College, India, (via zoom), on June 29th 2020. Press play to hear.