Check out the new Post Growth Institute’s website – this is what I’ve spent the last month working on, and why the silence here!
I’ve been silent for the past few weeks for a couple reasons: my wife’s been working through her finals and I’ve been working on the new Post Growth website. Check out the new Post Growth Institute website
I’ve also been working on a guest post for The Daly News, which will hopefully be finished in the next week or two. It will partially be a much revised, updated combination of two of my older posts, “Decoupling Demystified” and “The Limits of Efficiency.” Keep an eye out.
Also, I’ve started a Tumblr blog here. This site is going to act similar to how I’ve been utilizing twitter, just expanded: a place for ideas, conversation and brainstorming – as well as the occasional rant, rave, and random thoughts. Check it out.
My point? I’ll be back on Steady State Revolution in usual force soon. Don’t you worry, there’s still plenty of things to talk about – we’re not sustainable yet. 😉
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
- Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train, by Brian Czech
- Thought Control in Economics, Adbusters Issue #85
- Deep Economy, by Bill Mckibben
- Prosperity Without Growth, report by Prof. Tim Jackson at the SDC (now a book)
- The Great Transition, report by New Economics Foundation
Further Post Growth Reading
- Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications, by Herman Daly & Joshua Farley
- Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, by E. F. Schumacher
- Peak Everything, by Richard Heinberg
- Managing without Growth, by Peter Victor
- Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (Global Century Series), by J. R. McNeill
- The Lorax, by Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) – this is Rob Dietz‘s pick.
- Life in the Land Without Growth, special report from New Scientist
- The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth, by Kenneth Boulding
- The Costs of Economic Growth, by E. J. Mishan
- The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
- Beyond Growth: Economics of Sustainable Development, by Herman Daly
- New Economy, a collection of articles by Yes! Magazine and David Korten
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.