Ready for the Age of Supply Shock?

Supply Shock debunks the myth of perpetual economic growth and refutes the rhetoric that “there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment.” Author Brian Czech, professional biologist and visiting professor of natural resource economics, describes in remarkable detail how the biggest idea of the twentieth century–economic growth–has become the biggest problem of the twenty-first. A masterful blend of historical analysis, ecological economics, policy design, consumer sociology, and political insight from government service, Supply Shock is required reading for instructors and students concerned with sustainability. Find out, for starters, why land was dropped from the neoclassical production function, learn about the trophic theory of money, and get a preview of the coming “steady statesmanship” in international diplomacy.

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Meet Brian Czech at the 12th Annual Sustainability Summit, Milwaukee

Brian Czech will be presenting at a breakout session titled “Recognizing the Limits to Economic Growth and the Need for a ‘Steady State Economy'” at this year’s Sustainability Summit. He will be presenting Wednesday, March 5, 2010 at 3:30 PM. If you can’t make it then, look for him in the expo hall at the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy booth.

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Who Moved Obama’s Win-Win Cheese?

Whether or not you like President Obama or his policy preferences, you have to acknowledge his consistency. Even those with “zero regard” for the president confess, “At least Obama is consistent.”

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A Stick in the Stocking: Santa’s Supply Shock

It’s déjà vu all over again: another oil “supply shock.” Seems like we’ve had one every few weeks for the past few months. Santa stuck another one in the Christmas stocking, and by New Year’s Eve crude oil prices fell to Great Recession levels.

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Brian Czech Presents Keynote Address at Fenner Conference “Addicted to Growth? How to move to a Steady State Economy in Australia”

For more information, see the conference website.

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Green Drinks Arlington, with Brian Czech

Brian Czech will be the guest speaker at Green Drinks Arlington’s August 21st event. Things will get started at 6:00 at the Liberty Tavern, and wrap up around 8:30. Please stop by if you can, to meet Brian in person and hear him discuss Supply Shock. See the CASSE Event Page for more details.

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Networking Happy Hour with Brian Czech

Hi DC Friends! The Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy and Leaders in Energy are co-hosting a happy hour July 17th, in Dupont Circle. Brian Czech will be speaking about Supply Shock and steady state economics. We hope you can stop by. Check out the Facebook page or CASSE event page for more details.

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Half-Off Audio-Book

The audio-book of Supply Shock is available for half-off from our friends at Post Hypnotic Press this summer. Click here for an audio sample.

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