Video, Audio and Slideshows
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CASSE’s YouTube channel (and our associated video gallery) provides an assortment of videos about economic growth and the steady state economy. Here are some additional videos from us and other sources:
There were four keynote presentations at the 2010 Steady State Economy Conference in Leeds, UK:
- Peter Victor – Managing without Growth
- Dan O’Neill – What Is a Steady State Economy?
- Tim Jackson – Investment, Productivity and Ownership
- Andrew Simms – A New Economic Paradigm
David Suzuki spins a good yarn about exponential growth.
The short video One Good Cut (by Positive Money) proposes that instead of cutting valuable public services, the UK government should cut the £130 billion subsidy afforded to the banking industry by fractional reserve banking.
Nic Marks has a great TED talk about the economics of a happy planet.
Tim Jackson also has an excellent TED talk about a new model of investment in the economy.
The Urbal Fix investigates what a steady state economy would mean for the city of Leeds, UK.
Life After Growth highlights the downsides of economic growth and suggests a better way to run the economy.
The Impossible Hamster is a short (and funny) animation about runaway economic growth.
Ecological Economics is the subject of an episode of the program Emerging Science on Vermont Public Television.
Workers of the World Relax explains why efficiency won’t get us to sustainability.
What’s the Economy For, Anyway? goes a long way toward answering its own question.
Episode 12 of the webcast program Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour features a discussion of steady state economics with Brian Czech.
This CBS News “Fast Draw” segment discusses the purpose of the economy and includes an interview with ecological economist Robert Costanza.
The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard is an entertaining look at unsustainable consumption and production processes.
The Good Life is a parable about economic growth and happiness.
Money As Debt explains how the monetary system is rigged to require unsustainable economic growth.
The Money Fix is a feature-length documentary that explores the role of money in society and provides ideas about alternative money systems.
The Eleventh Hour is a documentary about life on Earth and the conflict between economic activities and ecological systems.
The Bridge at the Edge of the World promotes the James Speth book of the same title and highlights some of the information contained in it.
The Environment and Economy in Conflict features an interview with James Speth, the dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
The Happy Life is an animated short that exposes the unfulfilled dreams of consumer culture.
Robert F. Kennedy’s impassioned speech tells it like it was then and is now: perpetually increasing GNP does not equate to increasing wellbeing.
Willie Smits applies some steady state principles for combining economic opportunities with ecological restoration in Indonesia.
Scripted Powerpoint Slideshows
Feel free to download scripted CASSE slideshows and use them for informational purposes or to deliver your own presentations in the classroom, town hall, or state house. To read the script, view the notes pages in Powerpoint.
Makes the case for a steady state economy that strives to be better rather than bigger.
Describes why perpetual economic growth is neither possible nor desirable, describes a positive alternative to economic growth (i.e. a steady state economy), and discusses the policies that would be needed to achieve such an economy.
Calls for a new economic paradigm and provides the theoretical basis and empirical evidence in support of it.
Critiques GDP as a measure of progress, reviews alternative measures and initiatives to supplement GDP, describes barriers to overhauling national accounts, and outlines a path forward.
The Fundamental Conflict Between Economic Growth and Wildlife Conservation, Including Considerations of Technological Progress Gives basic arguments for the limits to growth, especially with regard to conservation of wildlife and ecosystems.
Rob Dietz presents The Mental Gymnastics of Economic Growth on National Public Radio – KLCC. (Feb. 21, 2011)
In Non Consuming Passion, BBC World Service presenter Peter Day interviews Chandran Nair, author of the book Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet. (Feb 7, 2011)
In Growing Pains, BBC World Service presenter Peter Day wonders if our reliance on growth is not a snare and a delusion. The program includes interviews with Andrew Simms, Tim Jackson, and Daniel Ben-Ami, among others. (Nov 25, 2010)
In this segment on Good Dirt Radio, Rob Dietz defines a steady state economy, and describes the basic rules of sustainability for an economy.
Marketplace radio produced an engaging series called Consumed in 2007. Collectively, the programs in the series ask the question, “Is our consumer society sustainable?”
This BBC World radio segment asks the question, “Is Growth Good?” Ecological economists, Herman Daly and Robert Costanza, provide their take on this question. You can also hear the misinterpretation of the landmark book, Limits to Growth, by an economist from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Earth and Sky Radio interviews Mathis Wackernagel about the ecological footprint and overshoot.