The onslaught of bad news about the environment, poverty, unemployment, human rights abuses and the inability of policy makers to face up to global crises combined with the business-as-usual approach by corporations leaves many concerned citizens baffled.   The data before us are clear: climate change is advancing, there is no chance to absorb the hundreds of millions of unemployed youth while competitiveness of most of the nations around the world continues to erode. The only solution economists imagine to all the problems and the wrongs is growth, driven by more consumption for which citizens are expected to accumulate more debt.  There is a lot of time and effort spent on the analysis of all available information. While many desperately search for alternative sol...