Jumpstarting the Transition to a Better Economy

October 3, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Brian Czech for this article by Rob Dietz, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy.
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In the quest for economic growth, the nations of the world are locked in a tragic competition for the planet’s remaining natural capital. Rob Dietz from the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy proposes the steady state economy as a desirable alternative to continued growth.

The evidence continues to mount. The way we run the economy around the world is damaging the life-support systems of the planet. We are treading water in a sea of profound environmental problems (like climate disruption, species extinctions, and deforestation to name a few). At the same time, our financial systems have entered a crisis mode in the midst of increasing unemployment and a widening gap between the haves and the have-nots. In the quest for economic growth, the nations of the world are locked in a tragic competition for the planet’s remaining natural capital. If economic growth is the best way to manage our affairs, then why should I be worried about global warming and losing my job at the same time?

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