The Insanity of Endless Growth

The site Dick Smith Fair Go is questioning growth. Here’s an article written for the site by Haydn: https://www.dicksmithfairgo.com.au/insanity-endless-growth/

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Positive Steps to a Steady State Economy

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Dear CASSE members and friends,

Here is our update on our book Positive Steps to a Steady State Economy. Our first production copy of the finished book is in front of us, and it is looking pretty good, all 444 pages! First of all, our sincere thanks to all of you who supported the Kickstarter program to finance our initial production costs, including the cartoons by ‘Polyp’. In an exciting development, a very generous CASSE NSW member has made a major donation so that we can send a Special Parliamentary Edition to members of Parliament. This will have a message in front from famous ecological economists Herman Daly, Brian Czech, Joshua Farley, Dan O’Neill and Peter Victor. That is a great start but we want to go further to get the book ‘out there’.

We have drawn up a list of groups and people to whom we will give free copies. So far we have on this list:

  • Selected key media personnel if they will come to our launch evening (see below) or mention it in their media outlet (or both);
  • Key people in environmental and conservation groups;
  • Key people in unions or political parties (other than Parliamentarians)
  • Key people in the fields of education and academia
  • Any other people whom we really want to get thinking and talking about this issue.

The book will be launched at 6.30 pm on July 17th at the UTS Loft Room, 15 Broadway, Ultimo (books for sale at $20 each). There will also be a Brisbane launch at a date to be determined (check here for updates: https://neweconomy.org.au/events/). The book is also availbale for $17.78 plus $8 postage via: http://www.lulu.com/shop/haydn-washington/positive-steps-to-a-steady-state-economy/paperback/product-23210442.html but books will be available at the UTS launch for just $20.

Will you join with us in three ways to make our book known? Firstly, suggest to us particular environmentalists, media people, others, to whom we should definitely send a complimentary copy. Secondly, come join us at our Sydney launch. Thirdly, could you donate $25 to cover the posted cost one of our free copies (as above) — and if you like, you can nominate the name of the recipient and we will ensure that person gets a free copy. Get in touch with us at steadystate.nsw@gmail.com

Finally, talk about the book, show your copy to others, and also: tell us of any other things you can think of that we can be doing as well. Let’s make a real positive impact!

Haydn, Anna, and the CASSE NSW Committee.

If you can’t wait to see the book you can download a low resolution copy.

 

Article on peak oil in South East Asia

“Grandiose statements about the “Asian Century” are now being followed by warnings that the days of rivers of gold from China are over. Economic growth needs growing quantities of oil. Where will it come from? Not from South East Asia which peaked in 2000 as will be shown in this article.”

http://crudeoilpeak.info/south-east-asian-oil-peak-in-the-rear-view-mirror-part-1