Links to Organizations
The Impossible Hamster, a You Tube video about infinite growth.
Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (Herman Daly is on the executive board) CASSE is an organization that explores economic growth in earnest, including its downsides. We refuse to ignore the costs of economic growth, and our position sets the record straight. We recognize the conflict between economic growth and various goals for society, and we stand up for rational macroeconomic policies. Continuous economic growth on a finite planet is wishful thinking. We confront the truth that there are limits to growth, and we examine other possibilities for managing our economic affairs.
The link to Edge was put under our "economics" topic because of their discussions on behavioural economics, but Edge has many more interesting discussion on intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues.
Articles and blog. From Wikipedia "Nassim Nicholas Taleb is ...an essayist, scholar and statistician, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability and uncertainty. His 2007 book The Black Swan was described in a review by the Sunday Times as one of the twelve most influential books since World War II." Known for his critique of current risk management methods that cannot predict or correct for rare events. He sees the main challenge for economics is how to "build robustness to black swan events".
Book review by Jeremy Leggett of Prosperity Without Growth, by Tim Jackson. (The Guardian, 23 Jan 2010)
The dilemma of Growth: Prosperity v Economic Expansion, Tim Jackson. (The Guardian, 22 September 2014)
From a Failed Growth Economy to a Steady-State Economy, Herman Daly, speech June 1 2009 at American University, Washington, DC.
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