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The End of Growth : Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

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Heinberg is the author of nine previous books and has appeared in numerous film and television documentaries including Leonardo Dicaprio's the 11th Hour. The author is a Senior Fellow of The Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators The book goes to the heart of the current national economic crisis. It explains why and how the crisis occurred, what it means and what we must do to avert the Greater Depression. Describes what policy makers, communities and families can do to minimize impacts from the end of growth. Intended audience includes: ecological economic & peak oil audience. The author is also expecting this controversial topic to be picked up by mainstream media in turn creating a new audience. The author is blogging as he writes creating an early interest in the book A short whiteboard animation film on the topic of the end of growth, will be released by the Post Carbon Institute prior to the off-press date, creating a buzz about the book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
  • New Society Publishers
  • Gabriola Island, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0865716951
  • 9780865716957
  • 50,181

About Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg: is the author of nine previous books including The Party's Over, Peak Everything, and Blackout. He is a Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute, a think tank helping chart humanity's transition from the brief, waning reign of fossil-fueled megatechnology to the dawning era of re-adaptation to nature's limits. Widely regarded as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators, Richard lectures widely and appears on radio, television, and in films. With a wry, unflinching approach, he explains the trends that shape our world.show more

Table of contents

The End of GrowthContentsIntroduction: The New NormalWhat Does the End of Growth Look and Feel Like?Why Is Growth Ending?Why Is Growth So Important?But Isn't Growth Normal?The Simple Math of Compounded GrowthThe End of Growth Should Come as No SurpriseThe Peak Oil ScenarioFrom Scary Theory to Scarier RealityThe Financial Component of Economic ContractionWhat Comes After Growth?A Guide to the Book1. The Great Balloon Race Economic History in 10 Minutes Economics for the Hurried Business Cycles, Interest Rates, and Central Banks Mad Money I Owe You2. The Sound of Air Escaping Houses of Cards: The Last Bubble Limits to Debt Stimulus Duds; Bailout Blanks Deflation, Inflation, and the Inevitable Currency Reset3. Earth's Limits Oil and Energy How the Market Responds to Scarcity Water Food Minerals and Metals Climate Impacts, Pollution, Accidents, Natural Disasters4. The Limits of Innovation, Technology, and Capital Development The Failure of Substitution Limits to Efficiency Why Moore's Law Doesn't Apply Limits to Business Development Globalization: Already Done That5. Growing Table, Shrinking Pie: Competition and Relative Growth in a Finite World Population: Already Too Many The End of "Development" Diminishing Returns from Military Conflict Relative Growth: Geopolitics Relative Growth: Rich and Poor6. Managing Contraction / Redefining Growth Governments: Emergency Measures Planning for Adaptation Planning for Crisis Management The Bottom-Up Approach: Transition Gross National Happiness 7. Life After Growth Setting Priorities Community Strategies Individual and Family Strategies What Might a Sustainable Society Look Like? The Sustainability Undergroundshow more

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