[OPE] Workers of The World Relax - The Jevons Paradox

From: Gerald Levy (jerry_levy@verizon.net)
Date: Wed Jun 04 2008 - 09:41:52 EDT

A (fairly long) video with a Green "consume less" perspective.  
Some of the claims made are neo-Malthusian, I think.  

***  Is there any truth to the "Jevons Paradox"? ***


The answer suggested in the video is for workers' leisure time 
to be increased (hence "workers of the world relax"):

"The solution is that any gains in increased efficiency have
to be offset by increased leisure time and not more stuff
being produced".

In solidarity, Jerry

PS to Jurriaan and Geert: that's an impressive bicycle 
parking lot shown in Amsterdam!

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