The End of Growth

Adapting to Our New Economic Reality
Product Number: EB00645058
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9781550924831
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This special, updated ebook edition includes new bonus material.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 depletion--Environmental impacts--Crushing 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.Richard Heinberg is the author of nine previous books, including The Party's Over, Peak Everything, and Blackout. A senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, Heinberg is one of the world's foremost peak oil educators and an effective communicator of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels.

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Author(s): Richard Heinberg
Original Publish Date: Aug 09, 2011

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Author(s): Richard Heinberg
Narrator(s): Paul Boehmer
Product Number DD19059
Released: Dec 30, 2011
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452605906
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Author(s): Richard Heinberg
Narrator(s): Paul Boehmer
Product Number Z100027589
Released: Dec 30, 2011
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452625904

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