The End of Growth

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  • Welcome to the Post-Growth Economy Originally published at The Guardian.   The tide of economic growth that has flowed since World War II may finally be ebbing.   For politicians and most economists, this is like saying the sky is falling. Growth has become guidepost and grail, the sine qua non of economic existence. Growth is necessary to job creation […] admin 2 responses December 14, 2011
  • End-of-Growth Uprising Goes Global It began in Tunisia and Egypt, then spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It spilled into Spain, Greece, and Ireland. It leapfrogged to Wall Street. And this past weekend it erupted in London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, Taipei, and Sydney. In hundreds of towns and cities around the world the uprising’s refrain is similar: […] admin 8 responses October 17, 2011
  • #233: Our Problems are Resolvable In Principle MuseLetter #233 / October 2011 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 80 KB) This month’s Museletter begins with a message to all those around the country taking part in the #Occupy movement. You may be interested to know that PCI sent a contact of ours, activist/videographer Ben Zolno, to meet with demonstators […] admin 4 responses October 12, 2011
  • What Are Your Demands? Now that there is a nascent movement taking form on the streets of American cities, the media are asking, Who are your leaders?, and, What are your demands? The leaders will emerge according to their abilities. The demands will bubble up on their own as well—but here perhaps suggestions are possible. I hesitate to speak, […] admin 6 responses October 7, 2011
  • MEMO TO THE #OCCUPY MOVEMENT (A Post Growth Economy) Here’s a fact that’s hard for most Americans to swallow: economic growth is over. Given the finite nature of our planet and its resources, the recent trend of global economic expansion was destined to end. No stimulus package or slashing of social programs is going to flip the economy back to an expansionary trajectory. We’ve […] admin 3 responses October 5, 2011
  • #232: Welcome to the Post-Growth Economy MuseLetter #232 / September 2011 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 105 KB) The September Museletter is comprised of two pieces related to my book ‘The End of Growth‘. The first is the op-ed which the mainstream press seems reluctant to publish as they hang desperately on to idea that economic growth […] admin 7 responses September 15, 2011
  • 231: Who Killed Economic Growth? MuseLetter #231 / August 2011 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 179 KB) The End of Growth was officially released this week! To celebrate, this month’s Museletter includes a new extract from the book, along with our accompanying animation Who Killed Economic Growth. Finally I have included a new piece encouraging a […] admin 5 responses August 10, 2011
  • Who Killed Economic Growth? Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. Richard Heinberg propose a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits. Our economy will […] admin 2 responses August 2, 2011
  • #229: Currency Wars/Post-Growth Geopolitics MuseLetter #229 / June 2011 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 115 KB) This month’s article comes again from from Chapter 5 my new book ‘The End of Growth‘, which is set for publication by New Society Publishers in August 2011. This chapter ‘Shrinking Pie: Competition and Relative Growth in a Finite […] admin 4 responses June 16, 2011
  • The End of Growth – exclusive supplemental materials Extras to Chapter 7: Personal Advice on Adjusting to the End of Growth Setting Priorities   As someone who has for several years been speaking and writing about the consequences of impending energy scarcity, I’m often asked for personal advice. “Where should I live in order to avoid the worst impacts from Peak Oil?” “What […] admin No responses June 15, 2011
  • #228 – Shrinking Pie: Competition and Relative Growth in a Finite World MuseLetter #228 / May 2011 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 146 KB) This month’s Museletter comprises two pieces. The lead article is the first release of a new section from Chapter 5 of my upcoming book The End of Growth which will be published in September 2011 by New Society Publishers. […] admin 7 responses May 17, 2011
  • The End of Growth – presentation in Totnes, UK Richard gives what Rob Hopkins described as a “stunning” talk about the theory behind his new book The End of Growth. Recorded in Totnes, UK in March 2011. admin No responses April 18, 2011