Supply Shock debunks the widely
accepted myths held by politicians, economists, and Wall Street that
limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no
conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment.
are in fact navigating the end of the era of economic growth, and the
only sustainable alternative is the development of a steady state
economy. Supply Shock leaves no doubt that the biggest idea of
the twentieth century—economic growth—has become the biggest problem of
the twenty-first. Required reading for anyone concerned about the world
our children and grandchildren will inherit, this landmark work lays a
solid foundation for a new economic model, perhaps in time for
preventing global catastrophes; certainly in time for lessening the
240 engaging pages, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill accomplish something
significant: they debunk the growth-obsessed economic orthodoxy
and provide a blueprint for changing the economy so that it works for
people and the planet.
Noam Chomsky says, “Humans seem to be intent on
confirming the argument of biologist Ernst Mayr that higher intelligence
may be a lethal mutation. But the grim prognosis is not inevitable.
This lucid, informed, and highly constructive book not only outlines
where we are heading, but also shows that with the will to act,
solutions can be found to build a steady-state economy geared to meeting
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.
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