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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.