Post Growth Reading List

Here are two lists for the post-growth, steady state economy. The first list is for those of you who haven’t done much reading or are new to the topics. I would suggest reading them for an introduction into steady state concepts and then move on to the more in-depth list. The second list is what I consider (so far) to be the top books/articles – the “must haves” on your post growth reading list and is an expanded companion to the introduction list.

If you only read 5, 10, or 16 books/articles about sustainable economics and post-growth thought these are my suggestions:

Introduction to Post Growth, Steady State Economics

  1. Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train, by Brian Czech
  2. Thought Control in Economics, Adbusters Issue #85
  3. Deep Economy, by Bill Mckibben
  4. Prosperity Without Growth, report by Prof. Tim Jackson at the SDC (now a book)
  5. The Great Transition, report by New Economics Foundation

Further Post Growth Reading

There you have it. There are many other books/articles/blogs out there and I would definitely recommend you read as much as you can on anything that interests you. My problem usually lies in having more books to read than I have time to devote to them. I’m sure there are worse up-hill battles to be in, though.

2 thoughts on “Post Growth Reading List”

  1. This is an excellent list. Very helpful since there are countless others and it’s impossible to read them all to figure out which are the best. Shoveling Fuel is the book that originally opened my eyes to the role of economic growth in our unsustainable behavior.

    With your permission I’d like to post this list of books on the website for my documentary, Hooked on Growth.

    Thanks for posting this list!

    Dave Gardner
    Producing the documentary
    Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity

    1. Dave, sorry it took a few days to get your comment up (got caught in the spam folder), but thanks so much! Feel free to use this list on your site. I’m excited to see the film!


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