ENDLESS growth: this is the mantra of most governments and businesses.
Those who question this are castigated.
Yet the premise of endless growth on a finite planet is actually absurd and impossible.
Consider that 60 per cent of ecosystem services are degraded. We have exceeded three planetary limits (extinction, climate, nitrate pollution).
Extinction is at least 1000 fold above the normal levels in the fossil record and huge amounts of the world’s large fish stock destroyed, including much of the cod and bluefin tuna populations.
This is the age of peak everything - oil, soil, wheat, water and so forth. The evidence is overwhelming: unlimited growth is neither possible nor desired. Wake up people… there is no Plan B. BRAD CAPES, Coolbellup. sible homelessness for many disadvantaged families.
They provide the tools to help people get out of trouble while the Government sits by or in fact provides the spade to dig a deeper hole financially speaking.
Payday lenders with outrageous fees and charges target the needy and those who can least afford it.
The adage that a stitch in time saves nine applies: the benefits these counsellors provide may be hard to quantify. Just like getting your brakes serviced on your car, both are worth it before a crash . MICHAEL WHITWORTH, Safety Bay.