The End of Growth (Library Edition)

The End of Growth (Library Edition) : Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

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Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes 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.Richard Heinberg's latest landmark work goes to the heart of the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Written in an engaging, highly readable style, it shows why growth is being blocked by three factors: Resource depletionEnvironmental impactsCrushing levels of debtThese converging limits will force us to re-evaluate cherished economic theories and to reinvent money and commerce.The End of Growth describes what policy makers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth's budget of energy and resources. We can thrive during the transition if we set goals that promote human and environmental well-being, rather than continuing to pursue the now-unattainable prize of ever-expanding GDP.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 165 x 172 x 24mm | 162g
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Library ed
  • 1452635900
  • 9781452635903

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"Clearly written and argued . . . Heinberg's contrarian view on growth is highly recommended to all [listeners] interested in economics, sustainability, and future trends." ---Library Journal
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About Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of books including "Blackout" and "Peak Everything" and a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education.
Paul Boehmer, who has appeared on Broadway, on television, and in films, narrated an award-winning unabridged recording of "Moby Dick."
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