The Economist dated today says (p. 59) that in 1990 1.9 billion people on Earth lived on what today is $1.90 per day. In the same sentence these authors believe the number to be 700 million today, living at that extreme level of poverty.
That accomplishment, that the very poor are one-third as many today as twenty-five years ago, is an accomplishment of the Chinese leadership’s adoption of capitalism.
A Green Party government based on socialism would be inconceivable. We are pragmatist, and would adopt methods to increase human felicity, without recourse to preconceived dogma.
Sustainability, the mantra of our world view, is simply the preference for life.
I illustrate this post with a wall of my study.