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The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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From the Back Cover
Richard Heinberg's latest landmark work goes to the heart of the ongoing financial crisis, examining why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Written in an engaging style, it shows why growth can't continue in the face of resource depletion, environmental devastation, and mountains of debt.
The End of Growth re-evaluates cherished economic theories and describes what policymakers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth's budget of energy and resources. We can thrive during the transition if we set goals that promote human and environmental well-being, rather than pursuing the now-unattainable prize of ever-expanding GDP. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
If you have read John Perkins and understand the difference between dream and fantasy as taught by the shamans of the Amazon, and have read Jared Diamonds "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed", and you then read this book, you will see how the "American Dream" is really an American "Fantasy" in which we through ignorance, avarice or, worse than either, denial, continue to build our own versions of Moai on a shrinking planet that increasingly resembles Easter Island except that our ocean is the vastly greater and even more inhospitable universe.
If you can read this book without being either an optimist or pessimist, but a rational thinking person, then your biggest battle may just be overcoming denial.Read more ›
The book is well researched and written. However, for those individuals who have been following the literature of impending global civilization collapse, this book holds few surprises. What it does very well is explain in clear language the existing global economic system and how it has arrived at the very unstable and unhealthy state that we find it in. The book then fits this impending contracting and collapsing economic situation in with other trends that are propelling the civilized world toward collapse. In particular, it is based on the author's fervent belief in the physical limits of planet Earth and the necessity of building a new economic system that supports sustainable living.
The author warns readers who are unfamiliar with the literature of global civilization collapse that his book will likely undermine their "mental equilibrium in a way that is both deeply uncomfortable and exhilarating." I agree.
If you wish to read two pages in the book that the author uses to outline exactly how the book is constructed and summarizes the content of each chapter, use the "Look Inside The Book" feature at the top of the main page for this title in Amazon and search for the text string "Chapter 1 is a potted history." Reading this may help you decide on whether or not this book is for you.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An eye opener that everyone who has to do with economics should read.Published 1 month ago by sjoerd
This is one of the most comprehensive 'guides' to our future on Earth.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book predicts that we face the end of economic growth and a result sever financial prices will follow. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A M
Useful information but outdated by now. There are many other newer books to read.Published 14 months ago by TAH1H2
I had suspected for quite some time that GDP growth was not going to last forever as a measure of economic health and now I'm convinced. Read morePublished 17 months ago by JB
Excellent and informative book with an approach which is quite unique. Thoroughly goodPublished 18 months ago by Austrian Peter
The information is becoming a bit dated -- time for an update, I suppose -- and Peak Oil has certainly fallen out of fashion, especially in light of recent cheap oil. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Matthew McCleary
Heinberg does not take into account fundamental physical principles in his assessment of what lies ahead. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Denis Frith
For anyone interested in the future of America (and perhaps mankind), this is one book not to miss. I rank it close to The Limits of Growth (1974) by the Rome Club group. Read morePublished on July 4, 2014 by David Delo