These are the CASSE blog articles on the steady state economy.




The mission of CASSE is to advance the steady state economy, with stabilized population and consumption, as a policy goal with widespread public support. We pursue this mission by:

  • educating citizens, organizations, and policy makers on the conflict between economic growth and (1) environmental protection, (2) ecological and economic sustainability, and (3) national security and international stability;
  • promoting the steady state economy as a desirable alternative to economic growth;
  • studying the means to establish a steady state economy.

Contact Us

Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201 USA

For general inquiries use:

Staff Contacts

Brian Czech, Executive Director

brianczech [-at-] steadystate [-dot-] org

Take Action to Help

Step 1

Sign the CASSE position on economic growth.  Join the list of outstanding sustainability thinkers such as E. O. Wilson, Jane Goodall, and David Suzuki.  Signing it really does help.

Step 2

Join CASSE. Remember, CASSE is the only organization dedicated to advancing the steady state economy as a policy goal with widespread public support. Whether you keep active or not,

Join the Community

CASSE provides several ways for “steady staters” to network with each other:

  1. Join an existing CASSE community.
  2. Form a new local chapter or discussion group.
  3. I want to get involved, but it’ll have to be an online community.

Join an Existing CASSE Community

CASSE has a developing group of members to provide a core of support and an active network of outreach volunteers to help deliver our message.

Track the Latest News

The best way to remain informed about economic growth and the steady state economy is to follow our blog, the Steady State Herald. If you’re interested in contributing to the Steady State Herald, please read our submission guidelines. You can also receive our RSS feed, join our Facebook group, and follow us on Twitter.

We regularly publish The Steady Stater,

Discover the Steady State Economy

True Sustainability

Economic growth, with all of its downsides, is clearly unsustainable in the 21st century.  Long-term recession is no panacea either.  A steady state economy is the sustainable alternative to perpetual economic growth.

Economic growth was never a magic bullet; it is simply an increase in the production and consumption of goods and services–it can’t possibly lead to a sustainable outcome.  In contrast, the steady state economy provides the means for present and future generations to achieve a high quality of life. 


CASSE was founded as a U.S.-based nonprofit organization by Brian Czech in 2004 to refute the dangerous rhetoric that “there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment.” Working with colleagues in several professional scientific societies, Brian crafted a scientifically sound position on economic growth that can be signed by individuals and endorsed by organizations. With our position statement, the work of our dedicated staff and volunteers around the world,