By Hunter Lewis Published Oct. 15, 2009 1:23 a.m.
"Most of us would agree that the principal difference between children and real adults is that the latter look ahead, consider consequences, act responsibly and sustainably. Sustainability is not, however, just the essence of maturity. It is also the essence of morality.
Whether one looks at our ailing planet, our ever less affordable healthcare, or our failing economy, we see the same underlying problem: a rejection of maturity in favor of a childish refusal to look ahead. What we need instead is a more complete and all-encompassing concept of sustainability."
About Hunter Lewis | Hunter Lewis is the co-founder of Cambridge Associates LLC, a global investment firm, the author of Where Keynes Went Wrong: And Why World Governments Keep Creating Inflation, Bubbles, and Busts (October 1, 2009), and former chairman or treasurer of a variety of environmental organizations.