More About Limits To Growth
Growth Bias Busted is all about examining the unexamined assumptions that pervade reporting on economic growth, population growth, urban growth and consumption:
- Growth leads to prosperity.
- The absence of growth is failure.
- We can grow our economies, our population, our cities and our consumption forever.
- Technological advances will overcome any temporary limits we encounter.
- If there is an end to growth, it is so far out in the future we need not consider it now.
There is mounting evidence that there are real limits to growth, and a growing number of scientists, economists, and organizations questioning the old assumptions about growth, embracing the end of growth and exploring new models for good lives and healthy economies.
Here are a few places to explore:
Economics in a Full World, by Herman Daly
Scientific American, September 2005
Frequently Asked Questions at World Population Balance
The Limits to Growth (free online version)
Living Planet Report
Earth Overshoot Day
WEBSITES AND ORGANIZATIONS
The Club of Rome
Millennium Alliance for Humanity & the Biosphere
The Sustainability Project / 7th Generation Initiative
Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
New Economics Foundation
New Economy Coalition
Post Growth Institute
Schumacher Center for a New Economics
The Next System Project
Dick Smith Population
Population Media Center
Sustainable Population Australia
World Population Balance
The Simplicity Collective
The Story of Stuff