Perpetual economic growth is impossible

With Brian Czech of The Centre for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy.

with Brian Czech of The Centre for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy (CASSE)

Brian served in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1999-2017, and as a visiting professor of natural resource economics in Virginia Tech’s National Capitol Region. He is the author of Supply Shock, Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train, and The Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology, and Public Policy, as well as over 50 academic journal articles.

Highlights

  1. I have to constantly explain what economic growth is. It can never be immaterial.
  2. We’ve been able to empower politicians to start saying that yes, there is a limit to the size of the human economy.
  3. It’s clear now to the ecologically-literate, and it should be clear to everyone soon. We can’t keep on doing this. We have to start stabilising in the wealthy countries, with the means to say that’s enough. Let’s stabliise our populations and our economies, and use any surplus generated to help poor countries do the same.

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