November 29, 2018

126. Living in a post growth economy (preview)

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One for our listeners, Pieter Verhoeven, suggested we look at steady state economics and the post-growth economy.

Can society continue to prosper without the need, or ability, for economic growth. Since the late sixties the Club of Rome has been arguing that we will need to curb growth or deplete the world’s resources. How would we adapt. Phil points to changes made to use resources more effectively – but does that mean we just consume more as a result? What needs to change if we are to accept the findings in Limits to Growth and what would life be like in a zero growth economy?

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