Carlos Taibo Professor

Other inescapable demands speak of the need to reduce the dimensions of productive, administrative infrastructures and transport, and prioritize local against the global in a scenario marked by sobriety and voluntary simplicity. The first thing affluent societies must take into consideration is the convenience of close or reduce the activity of the military, the automotive industry, in the aviation and in much of the construction. The millions of workers who lose their jobs should find accommodation through two large channels. The development of activities would be the first in the fields related to the satisfaction of the social and environmental needs; the second would work cast in traditional economic sectors that would survive. Matter underlined that in this case the reduction of the workday well could involve wage reductions, provided they were not for the benefit of corporate profits. Finally, after all, the gain of standard of living that would derive from work less and enjoy better social services. There would be a cleaner and less aggressive environment that would add to the derivative of the full assumption of the convenience of consuming less with consequent reduction of income needs in what concerns.

You don’t need to add that salary reductions that we are dealing with would not affect those who have less. The decrease would not imply, for the majority of the inhabitants, a deterioration in their living conditions. Rather, it should lead to substantial improvements such as those linked to the redistribution of resources, the creation of new sectors, preservation of the environment, the welfare of future generations, health of the citizens, the conditions of salaried work or relational growth in societies in which working time will be reduced significantly. And it is that we must start from the certainty that, if we do not decrecemos voluntary and rationally, we do so forced of sooner or later, as a result of the sinking, of the Economic and social injustice we suffer.

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