Job Growth, Increasing Production And More Consumption – Holy Grail Or Siren Songs Leading Us To Destruction?
- In our documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, our examination of population, consumption and urban growth ultimately leads us to the root cause of these challenges: an insistence on perpetual economic growth.
- Continually rising GDP is in conflict with our goal of sustainability: leaving adequate resources to support future generations.
- There are alternative metrics to gauge our happiness and success. Genuine Progress Indicators (GPI) and Gross National Happiness are two examples.
- Some thought leaders have been urging us for years to embrace economic stability instead of perpetual growth.
Join us in further exploring this issue on the filmmaker’s blog.
Possibly the most important reading you can do (and share with others) on this subject: The End of Growth by Richard Heinberg
For More Information
- Steady-State Economics by Herman Daly, former Senior Economist at the World Bank
- Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
- The End of Economic Growth (Preservation Institute)
- The Unsustainability of Economic Growth
- The Earth Charter
- Capitalism Depends on Perpetual Economic Growth
- Economic Growth and Climate Change
- Does Economic Growth Lift People Out of Poverty?
- Will We Ever Have Enough Wealth?
- Prosperity Without Growth
- The End of Growth
- Global Ponzi Economy
- Crash Course
- What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism
- Beyond Growth
- Work Less Party
- Steady State Economy
- The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth
- Herman Daly on “Sustainable Growth”
- From Capitalism to Democracy
- The Fallacy of Growth in a Finite World
- Economics Has Met the Enemy and it is Economics
- Why De-Growth?
- Post Carbon Institute Manifesto: The Time for Change Has Come
- Video: Economists Gone Wild!
- Video: Who Killed Economic Growth?
For Your Bookshelf
- The End of Growth
- The Crash Course
- Economics Unmasked
- Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up
- The Transition to a Sustainable and Just World
- Farewell to Growth
- Small is Beautiful
- Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future