Ed's Workshop
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Dismounting Our Tiger of Perpetual Growth
Modern economies require perpetual growth to produce full employment and to avoid collapse. This is not merely a convenient article of faith for politicians and neoclassic economists; it is a dangerous and unsustainable system artifact that undermines serious efforts at conservation of energy and natural resources, personal savings, balanced budgets or a sustainable human population. This talk describes factors which produce the artifact and public policies which would eliminate it.
A Snapshot of our Economic System
A model of the economic system as it currently operates in first world countries. This model explains how the system works, how it interacts with natural systems and how it is structured for perpetual growth rather than for sustainability.