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CASSE’s YouTube channel provides an assortment of videos about economic growth and the steady state economy.   Here are some additional videos from us and other sources:

Brian Czech presents a keynote address at the 2018 American Renewable Energy Institute’s AREDay Conference.

Brian Czech presents the keynote address at the 2014 Australian Academy of Science Fenner Conference on the Environment.

Brian Czech discusses Supply Shock, uneconomic growth, and biodiversity conservation at University of Massachusetts Earth Day Symposium.

Brian Czech discusses the trophic theory of money at our Boston Chapter’s Conference, “Investing in a Sustainable Future: Economic Growth and Environmental Constraints.”

There were four keynote presentations at the 2010 Steady State Economy Conference in Leeds, UK:

  1. Peter Victor – Managing without Growth
  2. Dan O’Neill – What Is a Steady State Economy?
  3. Tim Jackson – Investment, Productivity and Ownership
  4. Andrew Simms – A New Economic Paradigm

Dan O’Neill gives at TEDx talk about the economics of enough.

Joshua Farley and Brian Czech present during the interactive dialogue on “Harmony with Nature” at the UN General Assembly in 2012.

Brian Czech provides an overview of steady state economics and population stabilization in part 1 and part 2 of a presentation at the Writer’s Workshop of the Social Contract.

David Suzuki spins a good yarn about exponential growth.

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.

Actress Alexandra Paul gives a TED talk about overpopulation at the personal and the global levels.

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.

Better Not Bigger

Makes the case for a steady state economy that strives to be better rather than bigger.

What is a Steady State Economy? Why do we need one? How do we achieve it?

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.

Changing the Paradigm: The Transition from Uneconomic Growth to Sustainability

Calls for a new economic paradigm and provides the theoretical basis and empirical evidence in support of it.

GDP and Quality of Life: Measuring What We Care About

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.


Audio/Radio Programs

The Missing Links with Brian Czech. Hosted by Eli Weiss of Wildize on March 26, 2018. In this one-hour interview, host and guest discuss limits to growth, the conflict between economic growth and biodiversity conservation, the need for a steady state economy, political forces behind economic growth, and policy reforms for a steady state economy.

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)

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.