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Opportunities for the future: Develop concepts and principles for 'post-growth economics'

Opportunities for the future: Develop concepts and principles for 'post-growth economics'

Economics that rely on growth of trade volume to sustain relative wealth cannot be sustained without a perpetual lowering of human well-being and options for future adaptability. What opportunities are there for alternative social and economic models that allow a smooth transition from the status quo to a system that is socially and environmentally sustainable and causes no further net loss of environmental resources, social well-being and mobility? Can TOP lead this sort of discussion and introduce it to political debate?

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    • Chelsea Finnie
      tagged this with interesting 2016-12-03 22:46:10 +1300
    • Narena Olliver
      commented 2016-12-03 17:20:20 +1300
      Jeremy Rifkin must be a good start for this debate- The Zero Marginal Cost Society, The End of Capitalism and the Internet of things, the Third Industrial Revolution. There’s a lot of stuff on the internet around this subject.

      Certainly if this planet is to remain our home then we need an economy that ceases to gut the planet. But it wont come easily as the election of Trump indicates. The US conservatives are so backward thinking it is hardly believable. We may not survive them.
    • John Draper
      commented 2016-12-03 15:55:31 +1300
      I recall someone once did a calculation: if the world economy grows at 2% per year for 2,500 years, we would need all the power in all stars in the universe to power planet earth.
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    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-26 23:13:47 +1300
      Isn’t that what we’re trying to do on this forum? If you have an idea feel free to share it
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