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.
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.
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.
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.
CASSE president Brian Czech will be at Books-A-Million in McLean, Virginia on March 8th for a reading/book signing. If you are in the area, stop by between 1:00 and 2:30 PM to say hello, ask your steady state questions, and get your copy of Supply Shock signed!
Eager to read more by the author? Maybe something a little snarky?
Check out Brian Czech’s latest piece at The Huffington Post. Titled “The Five Dumbest Things You’ll Hear About Sustainability,” it will be sure to have you ready to discuss a steady state solution.