June 25th 2012
The End of Growth. Adapting to our new economic model. Richard Heinberg. 2011 ISBN 9780865716957. This author makes way too much sense. The recent Rubin book started us off with a strong argument that we will not be able to continue with oil fired growth much longer. Heinberg analyses much more than declining low cost oil – he addresses declines in energy, water, food, fertilizers, arable land, and more, including geographic issues. In this he builds a very compelling case, even stronger than Rubin, that we are between a rock and hard place. Then he points out how our brains are hard wired to take the pleasure today , and not the little pain that would prevent big pain in future, giving present govts quite headache in coping with us. I appreciated that he goes on to lay out various ways we could mitigate what we have done and are doing. There is much here for anyone to chew over and make long term decisions. A very extraordinary thorough book relevant to our times and those of our children/grandchildren. I recommend this one to anyone who cares about the future.
- Thoughts on Richard Heinberg’s book “The End of Growth” (energybulletin.net)
- Can capitalism cope with the end of growth? (climateandcapitalism.com)
- Equality and inequality in a shrinking economy–strategies and consequences: INTERACTIVE VIDEO CHAT (energybulletin.net)
- Tom Schueneman: Redefining prosperity and the fallacy of growth (newanthropocene.wordpress.com)
- Talking happiness (3eintelligence.wordpress.com)
- ‘The End of Growth’… and then What? (in Tyee Books) (thetyee.ca)
- A call for a new economics: It’s time to redefine success (grist.org)
- Renewable Energy: Our Only Way Out? (earthtechling.com)
- The End of Growth. But is that all bad? Jeff Rubin.
- The Next Convergence. The future of economic growth in a multispeed world. Michael Spence.
- Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot smaller. Oil and the end of globalization. Jeff Rubin
- The Upside of Irrationality. The unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and at home. Dan Ariely.
- Grand Pursuit. The story of economic genius. Sylvia Nasar.