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.
Writing a book is like going on a journey. You explore the terrain, make discoveries, meet interesting people, and maybe learn a new language. The longer the book-writing, the longer the journey.
Supply Shock was a long journey; here is a short travelogue. Continue reading
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.