How sustainable are current economic policies which promote economic growth and consumption? Reports indicate that we currently consume the equivalent of 1.5 planets and, at current rates, this will increase to 2 planets by 2030. The problem is…we only have one planet. Some visionaries are calling for a new paradigm designated as “Steady State Economics” that will promote policies and mechanisms for an economy that thrives within ecological bounds and is more equitable for all. In his book, “Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution,” Dr. Brian Czech marries economics, biology, and political science in a brilliant account of why we need to rethink growth.
Dr. Brian Czech is the founder of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE), the leading organization promoting the transition from unsustainable growth to a new economic paradigm. Brian has a Ph.D. in renewable natural resources studies from the University of Arizona with a minor in political science. In addition to authoring several books, Brian is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the Daly News, a blog devoted to advancing the steady state economy as a policy goal with widespread public support. Brian is also an interdisciplinary biologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where he received a 2010 Star Award for outstanding performance. He has played a leading role in engaging environmental sciences and natural resources professionals in ecological economics and macroeconomic policy dialog.
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