My Two Lists
So I have been trying to think of two lists: 'do need' and 'don't need' and wondering how many skills can be diverted. Maybe I'm being naive here - but surely that would go some way to solving two crises - the economic one as well as the climatic one. In fact it seems so obvious to me there must be some good reason why it's not happening.
Here is the start of my two lists - any other contributions gratefully received.
(As you can see I have included some items (marked with an asterisk) that aren't strictly necessary for physical survival but with the idea that the heart too must be fed).
Renewable power for heating and cooking
Good public transport systems
Clear-thinking leaders in it for the long term
Four TV channels (either satellite or terrestrial as long as it is good)
Fresh food supplies
Politicians (local or national)
Non-local food stuffs except for coffee, tea, chocolate and wine
More than 4 TV channels
Fashion (in clothing and other items)