Capitalism Without Growth?

Entrepreneurs ask all alternatives to the growth imperative want more growth, but the 3 arena for sustainability from 15 to 17 April 2010 in Zeulenroda, the dogma is questioned: Professor Meinhard Miegel, Economist, and Chairman of the Foundation of thinking work future, is there to plead for an economy without growth imperative and are contradictory by business representatives leave. A world, an economy without growth can and do not imagine the vast majority. The base was the growth of the economy, so the conviction, so the production and the sale of more and more goods and services, all prosperity. To cope with the crisis, the Federal Government therefore with the “growth acceleration law” is fully on this one horse. And this goal – nobody, neither opposition nor trade unions, at a time when many people without work and sufficient income are there. Therefore not downright is it a provocation, if all people, a Conference for entrepreneurs invites a designated growth critics? Professor Meinhard Miegel, Chairman of the Foundation of thinking work future and member of the CDU, keeps it kind of a”surrogate religion”, that we concentrate so much on material wealth and growth.

He will present the 3rd arena for sustainability in the Thuringian Zeulenroda, why our fixation on an ever-more because of the economic conditions is not only illusory, but also incompatible with the goal of ecological stability. Miegel goes even one step further and says that we have no more time to take care of us, because we are busy with making money only to children, elderly, sick, neighbors and friends. His thesis, that there is a “fundamental cultural renewal” and growth in the future “be completely different needs” and can, he will discuss in Zeulenroda with Michael Boddeker, Managing Director of the energy provider Entega, and Klaus-Heiner Rohl from the Institute of German economy (IW). This promises to be a highly exciting and controversial debate. 3.

ARENA for sustainability takes from 15 to 17 April 2010 in the award-winning bio – Seehotel Zeulenroda instead, a daughter of the renowned Bauerfeind AG. The focus of the Conference are the three central themes sustainable development: resource productivity, evolution of growth and leadership culture. From 15 to 17 April 2010 want in the bio – Seehotel Zeulenroda for the third time bold entrepreneurs report their way to sustainability and together with visionary scientists and experts, as well as all participants initiate processes, which lead to concrete action. Encouragement is also the venue itself – the facing the future bio – Seehotel Zeulenroda. As a “Landmark 2010” the initiative “Germany-land of ideas”, it belongs to the locations in Germany, where visionary ideas are developed and implemented. Long-term partnerships and collaborations are a factor of the company. Vaillant, memo and printing Tischendorf is supported so also at the ARENA for sustainability which entega by reputable companies such as Triodos Bank. Contact: ARENA for SUSTAINABILITY Oliver Hasert Bauerfeind-Allee 1 07937 Zeulenroda 03 66 28 – 98 – 0 press contact: modem conclusa public relations gmbh Petra Husemann Roew Jutastr. 5 80636 Munich 089-746308-33