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Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

Cattle in feedlot, storks carrying babies

Free Webinar to Settle Controversy on Overshoot

One of the three podcasts I host is called The Overpopulation Podcast, a project of World Population Balance. One episode this year featured a conversation with author Laura Carroll about making the choice to be childfree. One listener emailed this comment:

“Dear Dave, It’s not population as population is leveling off. It’s consumption, consumption, consumption.”

I’m writing about this today because this is a fairly common occurrence. That’s one of the reasons I’m hosting a free webinar this week:

Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption?

Solving Overpopulation Webinar

I suspect most people think they know the answer to that question. I think I do. So I doubt many will attend hoping to actually find out the answer. I think most who attend will be there to make sure someone doesn’t offer the WRONG answer. Interestingly, there are differing opinions on what the correct answer is. . . .

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Webinar – Joy of a Steady State Economy

Webinar: Joy of a Steady State Economy

Webinar: Joy of a Steady State Economy

Register here for this webinar

Did you know current economic objectives are “pulling the rug” out from under our children’s future? What kind of economy will be sustainable in the 21st century? Join Brian Czech, author of Supply Shock and founder of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, for a conversation about the need for a steady state economy, what a steady state economy is, the benefits, and how we get there. Each webinar is one hour and 15 minutes. Registrants receive a link to view a replay in case they miss the webinar. This is a two-part series. Registration gets you into both webinars:

  • Basic Webinar – February 15, 2017 at 9 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
  • Advanced, In-Depth, Followup Discussion – February 22, 2017 at 9 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time


For a Limited Time, Non-Members Register Free . . .

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Green Living Survey

How Green is your lifestyle?

Over 7 billion of us are alive on this planet today.

Twice as many as in 1969.

Our $80 trillion global economy has doubled since 2003.

Are we doing what it takes so our children can live good lives?

Take this quiz and let’s see how we’re doing!

(Survey ends midnight 5 October 2016)

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$ tattoo on pregnant woman

Mother’s Day Economics

Sunday is Mothers Day, but troubling economic news makes it difficult to celebrate motherhood this holiday. There are too few mothers! The most recent alarming news: Teen birth rates in the U.S. are dropping precipitously.

“Fewer Babies Having Babies” proclaimed the Newsweek headline last week. According to the Center for Disease Control, teen births declined over 40% from 2006 to 2014. Some might think this is good news. Teens, and their parents, come to mind. After all, teens are ill prepared to become parents, and unplanned pregnancies often lead to an unexpected round two of parenthood for ambushed grandparents. For teens, parenthood interferes with attending submarine races, prom night, and finishing school, not to mention Spring break in Fort Lauderdale. . . .

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