Program #NORH001. Recorded in Boulder, CO on November 30, 1992.
Development is generally regarded as a good thing. It is often equated with progress. The prevailing pattern of development is the model to be emulated. The global economy is propelled by a relentless drive toward more exploitation of resources, more technological innovation, more markets and more profits. Consumerism is the dominant mindset. "Development" is its mantra. The world as refracted through this ideological prism is a kind of pie. There are questions of tactics as to how to cut it up. The First World, with the largest knives and a voracious appetite, cuts itself the most generous pieces. Everyone else scrambles for the crumbs. Helena Norberg-Hodge has examined and critiqued conventional notions of development. Interview.
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