Salvation for Asia lies in consuming less

The way forward for Asia is to stop emulating the West and instead reduce consumption levels, argues Chandran Nair.

Salvation for Asia lies in consuming less

The path of consumption-fuelled capitalism that has driven development in the West threatens to become a crippling burden for Asia, according to Chandran Nair, founder and chief executive of the Global Institute For Tomorrow Gift.

“My message is quite harsh and the problem is everyone generally wants to go away feeling high,” said Nair yesterday, addressing an Asia Society event at Club Lusitano in Hong Kong. “I’m in the business of slaying cows in...

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