Economic growth and a steady state for the planet

Several years ago Mr Czech kindly wrote a short review of “the Energy Age”. I asked him to do this because in the course of my research I thought about economic growth and reached the view that economic growth is what everyone aspires to, but the aspiration is misguided. We have to go beyond the concept of sustainability, which is about not abusing resources, and try to target our economies to be self sustaining. Brian Czech has come up with a concept that he called “the steady state economy”, which seeks to move economies away from growth targets. For every government and most economists Mr Czech’s concept is heresy. Continue reading