A symposium at the 2nd annual Irish Council for Psychotherapy conference. Presented by Feasta member John Sharry, with Phil Kearney and Aebhin Cawley. Conference date: January 26-27 2012 Venue: Dublin Castle
Yes, a "steady state economy" seems to be inevitable eventually, when we are unable to raise our consumption due to lack of say affordably priced energy. [...]
Excellent essay. I write from Tasmania which shares many of NZ's sociological, economic and demographic attributes and challenges.
The most comprehensive and articulate statement on the reality of our current situation in my view as an immigrant from UK that I have come across. The choice is clear and history indicates as W.H.Auden wrote: "We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the present and let our illusions die." How do we shift this pattern? Our challenge and task unfolds. Thankyou so much. I shall pass this article on to our Mayor and MP (for what that's worth.)
Jack Santa Barbara writes in Fleeing Vesuvius that while New Zealand will inevitably make a transition to a steady-state economy, the onset of energy descent — having less and less energy to use with each passing decade — will push it to do so sooner rather than later. So the critical question is whether the transition to a steady-state economy will be by design or disaster.
Ann Pettifor is depressing reading in her blog ‘Debtonation’. She was right before and sadly, likely to be so again. …We, and many others, expect the banks of all the major OECD economies to collapse over the next few months. This will drag the UK, Eurozone and US down. In other words, and to be [...]