The Steady Stater Vol. 11, Issue 3 September 9, 2020
Hello CASSE Friends,
What a week for the Steady Stater to be due. It’s the same week we are finalizing a book, producing a podcast, publishing an article at the Steady State Herald, and orienting our fall semester interns. And, it’s a four-day week, given the Labor Day holiday.
So, pardon me if I keep this short!
Does our schedule seem hectic for a tiny non-profit with four full-time employees? It does to me too. But it also helps to explain why we find more discussion every day about limits to growth and the steady state economy as the sustainable alternative. Our collective voice—CASSE staff, interns, volunteers, and YOU—is being heard in widening circles. We are dedicated to our cause and are changing the world, little by little but with a quickening pace.
You know what I’m supposed to say now: something about joining, donating, volunteering and such. And it’s true that, if enough of that happens, we’ll have five staff instead of four, and the pace will quicken accordingly.
Meanwhile, I better get back to work!
Enjoy the newsletter and keep in touch,
Interested in learning about steady-state economics through a political lens? Wish you could plug into the latest CASSE news wherever you go? Check out CASSE’s new podcast, The Steady Stater!
The Steady Stater is the only podcast in the world that focuses on the steady state economy as the sustainable alternative to growth. CASSE’s own Brian Czech provides commentary on growth problems and sustainable solutions in science, society, and politics. Soon, Brian will be hosting expert guests for an expanding conversation.
The Steady State Press is proud to unveil the newest book by long-time environmental activist Peter Seidel, Uncommon Sense: Shortcomings of the Human Mind for Handling Big-Picture, Long-Term Challenges. Seidel seeks to answer the question of how we, as a species, have come to this obsession with growth. By exploring issues such as climate change, biodiversity, and pollution, Seidel hits the root of the problem: ourselves. Uncommon Sense is an important call to action to correct our short-comings before it’s too late.
Want to learn more about the book and purchase a copy before it officially hits the shelves? Preorder Uncommon Sense today!
Tweet us at @SteadyStateEcon with a picture of a copy of the book with the hashtag #MyUncommonSense, and we’ll retweet it!
Do you have intriguing ideas about limits to growth? Presidential politics through a steady-state lens? A book review? We may have the venue you’ve been looking for.
We seek articles for the Steady State Herald that cover economic growth, limits to growth, and the conflicts between economic growth and environmental protection, economic sustainability, national security, and international stability. Maximum word count is 2,000, and we accept submissions on a rolling basis. Authors must adhere to our submission guidelines.
Questions? Email CASSE’s managing editor, Casey Reiland, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Norgaard. Professor of Energy and Resources at the University of California – Berkeley; member, National Academy of Sciences; past president, International Society for Ecological Economics; lead author, 5th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
as European Union (EU) Chapter Director
Southern Utah Chapter Director Forrest Woolman
Creates “Principles of Sustainability” Workshop
A former LA Chapter Director, Forrest is now spreading the CASSE message in Southern Utah at Dixie State University. His main project as a director is to offer a “Principles of Sustainability” workshop through the university, which will teach students about steady-state economics and present CASSE’s vision as the most viable solution for a livable world. We look forward to hearing about Forrest’s success with steady statesmanship out west!
In July, CASSE’s executive director, Brian Czech, became an Honorary Member of Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (MAREA). MAREA is dedicated to advocating renewable energy and sustainable living in the mid-Atlantic region of the US. Czech’s honorary membership stemmed from his online presentation, “Steady-State Economics for Environmental Protection, Jobs, and National Security.”
How would a Convention on Economic Sustainability compare to past international agreements and treaties? Adyasha Mohanty, a recent masters graduate of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, spent her CASSE summer internship investigating the options. Trade and finance tools in current use would still be a priority, but they would have to be aimed toward contraction and convergence rather than growth.
We are thrilled to introduce our outstanding cohort of fall interns, along with hearty gratitude to the Weeden Foundation for supporting the CASSE intern program.
Chenrui Xu is an economic modeling and mathematics intern. He is a masters student George Washington University, pursuing a degree in statistics.
Ryan Conway is an economic modeling and mathematics intern. He is a rising senior at University of Virginia, pursuing a degree in economics.
Yueshu Zhao is an economic policy intern. She is a masters student at Johns Hopkins University, pursuing a degree in international relations and political economics.
Afzal Zareen is an economic policy intern. She is a rising senior at the University of Virginia, pursuing a degree in foreign affairs.
Anna Botwina is an environmental studies intern. She is a masters student at John Hopkins University, pursing a degree in environmental sciences and policy.
Andrew Pratt is an environmental studies intern. He is a masters student at American University, pursuing a degree in public policy.
Gauthami Kuravi is an information technology intern. She is a masters student at George Mason University, pursuing a degree in data analytics engineering.
Mohammed Maghfuri is an information technology intern. He is a rising senior from Marymount University, pursuing a degree in information technology.
Taylor Hofmeyer is an international politics and development intern. She is a masters student at George Washington University, pursuing a degree in international affairs.
Lydia Schubarth is an international politics and development intern. She is a masters student George Mason University, pursuing a degree in international security.
Anna Iskenderian is an international politics and development intern. She is a rising senior at American University, pursuing a degree in international studies.
Safiya Isman is a nonprofit management intern. She is a masters student at George Mason University, where she is pursuing a degree in curriculum and instruction.
Nicholas Palm is a political science intern. He is a masters student at John Hopkins University, pursuing a degree in international relations and conflict management.
Juliana Landis is a regional planning intern. She is a rising senior at University of Vermont, pursuing a dual degree in economics and environmental studies.
Karen Cordova-Perez is a design intern. She is a recent graduate from George Mason University, where she received a degree in media production and criticism.
Jamie Wang is an editorial intern. He is a rising junior at Georgetown University, pursuing a degree in political economy.