Unsustainable growth

Environmental Economics

At current growth rate, the cover of @tylercowen and @ATabarrok ’s textbook will soon be completely obscured by hands. pic.twitter.com/QDwUkB6xs6. Daniel Lin (@DLin71) January 15, 2015

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Does income inequality cause decreased economic growth?

Environmental Economics

' One of Reich's basic premises in Inequality for All is that income inequality causes decreased economic growth.  then we should see a negative correlation between measures of income inequality and income growth.    That is, as income becomes less equal, income growth should slow down.    So I decided to look at the correlation between the Gini coefficient in year X and GDP growth in years X+1, X+2, X+3,,X+10.

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The End of Growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “We do not have enough growth in the economy. For that statement, I suggest, we read: “We must have more growth so that capital can make more profits and screw the Planet and its inhabitants.” Perpetual growth, as is being advocated by our governments and the business lobby, however, is not, never was, and never will be, something that can ever work on a finite Planet such as is the Earth, and it is not, never was, and never can be, sustainable.

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The madness of perpetual growth on a finite planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is amazing how many, apparently same, people believe that you can have infinite perpetual economic growth on a finite Planet such as ours. economic growth economics expansion green living growth politics

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Five myths about economic growth

Green (Living) Review

Love it – there are so few organisations pointing out the insanity of the quest for perpetual growth (image: [link] ). Growth was probably economic for much of American history. Economic growth is often miraculous Right now we’ve got the Chinese miracle. economic growth economyWe were sent this by CASSE – the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy.

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"Professor predicts 'historically slow growth' for region"

Environmental Economics

Davis, past chair of the university’s Department of Finance and recent recipient of the Wade Brown Award for Community Recognition by the Boone Area of Commerce, said the economy’s biggest problem is a lack of growth preventing wage increases. The United States has experienced slow growth since the Great Recession (2007-09). With employment growth of more than 2 percent, North Carolina is doing better than the national average. “We’re

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Climate after Growth – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Climate after Growth by Asher Miller & Rob Hopkins A Report published 2013 by Post Carbon Institute and Transition Network 27 Pages A4 PDF Downloadable free a Post Carbon Institute ( [link] ) This report states what I have been saying as well, and that for years already, namely that simply replacing fossil fuels with renewables is not going to work, however nice this would be. climate Climate after Growth economy green living post-carbon

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Common Resources: Economic Growth and Carbon Taxes

Environmental Economics

Ray Kopp:  I believe it’s time to end the discussion of the impact a carbon tax would have on US economic growth. A new study by scholars at RFF shows that a substantial, broad-based, revenue-neutral tax on carbon dioxide emissions would have imperceptible effects on macroeconomic growth as measured by GDP. My hunch was right, at least in the RFF-modeled-the-effect-and-supported-my-assertion kind of right, and you know I like to be right.

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Do "neoclassical economists regard population growth as necessary for per capita growth in gross domestic product over the long term"?

Environmental Economics

Bob Hughes, American Fisheries Society president writes : "Population growth is a component of economic growth, determining it's natural rate (Harrod 1939). In addition, neoclassical economists regard population growth as necessary for per capita growth in gross domestic product over the long term (Romer 1990; Jones 1998). knowledge, education) is necessary for economic growth but population is not (here is the pdf ).

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Fake economic growth

Green (Living) Review

In the economic statistics, however, those cars show up as sales of new vehicles and thus create a fake economic growth and also a fake GDP for the countries where those cars have been made and registered. But this fake economy and growth is also the key reason why obsolescence is built into (almost) every product today as only NEW sales count in the statistics and repair does not show up in this league table and it is but that league table that counts.

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The obsession with economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Governments all over the world, bar in the tiny Himalayan state of Bhutan, are obsessed, literally, with economic growth but not in order that people can have a better life and way of life but because it determines the general domestic product (GDP) of a country and with it and through it a nation''s credit status and credit worthiness. This obsession with growth goes even so far as to creating a fake growth in that industry keeps producing.

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Growth Mindset Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

What is a growth mindset, and why does it matter? Students with a growth mindset believe that ability can change as a result of effort, perseverance, and practice. Students with a growth mindset see mistakes as ways to learn, embrace challenges, and persist in the face of setbacks. The growth mindset toolkit is a self-contained professional development session (a “PD-in-a-Box”) built to ensure that teachers have a positive experience while learning more about growth mindset.

10 Ideas that Block Spiritual Growth.

Elephant Journal

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"Misleading Talk about Decoupling CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth"

Environmental Economics

Is it the steady state ecological economists ("We should encourage our public bodies, to adopt an economic policy that rejects the endless pursuit of aggregate growth") or the folks who that that a technological solution exists such that GDP increases and CO2 emissions goes down?   In this case, economic growth might be accompanied by no change in CO 2 emissions.    In this case, economic growth might be accompanied by reduced CO 2 emissions. 

Renewable energy will not support economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable energy will not and cannot support perpetual economic growth, the way we have been doing it for so long, for too long, in fact. But unless we plan for the post-growth renewable future, and do this now, existing economic institutions may tend to shatter rather than adapt smoothly. In the post-growth society (and economy) things will have to me done differently, made differently, and we will have to change many of our current ways and practices.

Protecting Florida’s Last Old-Growth Pines

Nature Conservancy - Science

That is one of the reasons why so many rare old growth trees have been killed with the reintroduction of fire,” she says, “but these trees are a very rare and valuable resource that needs special care and planning.”. Navarra adds that the death of old growth longleafs is never intentional, but with thousands of acres that are long unburned, it’s difficult for land managers to identify and protect the old trees. Archiving Old-Growth Trees.

The fairytale of green economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Politicians, industry and media are telling us for decades the fairytale of green economic growth and sustainable consumption and many believe in this myth all to eagerly. All in the name of “economic growth” and now we are being presented with the fairytale of “green economic growth” as the greatest thing since sliced bread (not that sliced bread is actually such a great thing).

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How Competitive Yoga brought me Personal Growth.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga competitive yoga documentary judgement personal growth reflection yoga competitionsYesterday, a friend of mine shared a link pointing to a documentary on competitive yoga. Holy cow!," I immediately thought. "No, No, no, no, no! Wrong, bad, sad, no!".

Are You Really Open For Growth?

Elephant Journal

At other times, being TOO comfortable hinders our growth and evolution. We humans are conditioned to wanting to feel comfortable, know what’s coming, have their routines. We like to be in our comfort zones. And comfort is amazing and essential. At times. Resisting change, new perceptions, ideas, concepts, ways of life makes us stuck. Sticking […].

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Shout-out to all the Plants growing through Concrete: a Story of Post-Traumatic Growth.

Elephant Journal

Editor's Picks Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) elephant magazine emotional healing healing personal growth Post Traumatic Growth recovery rising up rock bottom self love spirituality traumaAdmitting to my addiction was the easy part. What followed was devastation to every area of my life. Guilt that was tangible. I had lied to and let down every person in my life. I'd lost my home, my freedom, and every material possession that I owned.

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Qualitative Growth

The Green Changemakers

From an ecological point of view, all of this is good news, since continuing growth of such material consumption on a finite planet can only lead to catastrophe. At the same time, over 2 billion people who do not over-consume are even further deprived by conventional economic growth, free trade, and globalization. No growth" is not the answer. Growth is a central characteristic of all life; a society, or economy, that does not grow will die sooner or later.

‘Limits to Growth’ vindicated: World headed towards economic, environmental collapse

Green (Living) Review

Researchers from the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) at the University of Melbourne used data from the last 40 years to compare to predictions made by the authors of the 1972 book “ Limits to Growth.” They plotted the data alongside the ‘Limits to Growth’ scenarios. The dotted line shows the Limits to Growth “business-as-usual” scenario out to 2100. economic growth green living Limits to Growth

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Say No—it’s Good for your Spiritual Growth.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Funny Non New-Agey Spirituality boundaries dmt dmt drug how to say no personal growth say no saying no spiritual spiritual community spiritual growth"My ex-partner and his new lover are living in my guest bedroom and I can hear them having sex at night, but that’s okay, because I am learning to evolve beyond the.

Inner Growth Through Outer Growth: 6 Things my Beard Taught Me.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Arts & Culture Ecofashion Funny Health & Wellness 6 Things beard beards change facial hair happiness inner growth life my Beard. Taught Me Outer Growth self loveThere is a mutual appreciation amongst men, for the effort and sacrifice involved in growing and maintaining a beard. Complete strangers will often approach with approving handshakes and words of encouragement.

Thirsty Thursday beer post: the effect of beer consumption on economic growth

Environmental Economics

This study uses 1971–2007 state-level data from the United States to estimate the impact of beer consumption on economic growth. We document that beer consumption has negative effects on economic growth measures once the endogeneity of beer consumption is addressed. Yes, beer does make Homer less productive. Resul Cesur and Inas Rashad Kelly in Economic Inquiry : Few studies explore the linkages between health behaviors and macroeconomic outcomes.

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Blue Growth by Design

Conservancy Talk

With offshore investments rapidly increasing, the decisions we make today—to either pursue ad hoc, unregulated growth or thoughtful, science-based growth—will be the difference between a world with polluted waters, damaged habitats and depleted fisheries or one like the EU’s where healthy oceans are sustaining thriving communities and growing economies. Through our Global Tuna Action Plan two of our three Blue Growth pillars—sustainable management and governance—come into play.

Yoga & Growth in the Heartbeat of the Himalayas.

Elephant Journal

Travel Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today Adventure Himalayas prana savasana self-growth spirituality yoga retreatEach day and hike made us stronger and weaker at the same time. Stronger in that it pushed us to meet our bodies’ ability; weaker in that it allo.

Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset

The Green Changemakers

The Educator with a Growth Mindset from Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D Stanford Alumni, 2014) Stanford University’s Carol Dweck on the Growth Mindset and Education : Read an interview transcript for an introduction to Carol S. Dweck’s work and thinking, including her research into mindsets and the concept of "fixed mindset" versus "growth mindset." OneDublin.org, 2012) Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset : Clarify some common misconceptions about growth mindset.

5 Behaviors that Block us from true Spiritual Connection & Growth.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality blocks to spiritual growth enlightened society growth Hug Your Chaos laugh at yourself meditation spiritual ego spirituality YogaSpiritual ego is real. I know from my personal journey that it can be a dangerous trap—a sure path to the dark side. If we consider for a moment that for any one thing to exist, so must its opposite, we are forced to admit that even the "lightest" things in the world must have a shadow side.

Growth hacking with CROs for impact and ecological businesses

Green Prophet

“I am not a plastic bag”, was a growth hacking message and product that generated massive amounts of sales while creating great marketing positioning for a fashion designer, with purpose. . This vision might be fulfilled by a new kind of role we are seeing coming from Silicon Valley and the position is driven by growth hackers normally working in bunkers from the basement or working hand in hand with the marketing VP.

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What to Remember when our Spiritual Growth gets Scary.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality collective journey meditation spiritual growth spirituality status quo YogaOpening ourselves up to living and being out of the status quo is not usually a comfortable process.

In Guilt, There is No Growth.

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Family Featured Today growth guilt motherhood parenting pursuing passion raising childrenIn guilt, there is no passion or self-discovery. It is a place of stagnant energy. In guilt, there is no presence—no presence during our personal pursuits, in moments as a parent or.

Watermelons in China Explode Due to Chemical Growth Accelerators

Wend Magazine

The watermelons that exploded had been treated with the chemical forchlorfenuron, a legal growth accelerator. Click here to view the embedded video. About 20 farmers in the city of Danyang in the Jiangsu province of China recently found the watermelons they were growing had literally burst, rendering the fruit ruined. Forchlorfenuron is used in the United States on kiwis and grapes, and in China for fruit such as watermelon.

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If you add 1 to 1, that's 100% growth

Environmental Economics

The report by the American Wind Energy Association said the state added more electricity from wind power on a percentage basis in 2011 than any other state did, although the growth came from a low starting point. Ohio is making gains in the “green economy,” according to a new report that says the state is one of the nation’s fastest-growing new markets for wind projects.

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What’s More Important… Economic Growth or Sustainability?

Green (Living) Review

Think about the challenges the planet earth and all of its inhabitants have faced since the growth of modern human civilization. With economic growth comes destruction of one world and the development of another. Will the shelves still be stocked in our stores, will businesses even be able to stay in business under a system entirely based on economic growth and profit margins? What’s more important… Economic Growth or Sustainability ?

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The myths of sustainable consumption and sustainable growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Across the globe the concept of sustainable consumption is being touted as the way of the future, a change in lifestyle and values that promises “green growth”– economic growth that doesn’t hurt the environment. The term itself is, however, an oxymoron for it also keeps relying on the other oxymoron, that of sustainable growth. Permanent consumerism and consumption is not sustainable and there simply is no such thing as sustainable growth.

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How to Use Fear as a Catalyst for Growth.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today awareness emotions fear meditation self-growth self-help spirituality working with emotions working with fearAs one allows oneself to experience the emotion just as it is, it will change, and it will fundamentally transform us as individuals. Emotions are.

How Can We Protect Endemic Species in the Face of Urban Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the face of this massive urban growth, how can we protect plants and animals that are endemic to different regions around the world? There will be almost 2 billion additional urban dwellers by 2030.

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Novel Drug Stops bladder pain Growth

Conservation Hawaii

The post Novel Drug Stops bladder pain Growth appeared first on Conservation Hawai‘i. Protective moisturizer spf 15 is the trade name for beauty the drug containing the active ingredient, zinc oxide.

Growth in electric vehicles sales central to closing emissions gap

Green (Living) Review

Looking beyond 2020, EVs and innovation in this area present a major growth opportunity not only for car manufacturers but for the energy sector as a whole.”

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The Problems with Unsustainable Growth.

Elephant Journal

The need for new renewable energy sources is perhaps one of the world’s most pressing issues. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only corporations education energy environment government green Isaac Saxton-Knight renewable resources

Sustainable Economic Growth and a finite Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Considering that the Earth is finite, it can't grow, and so are all of her mineral resources, which don't regrow either, talking about sustainable and growth in the same breath is an oxymoron and a fallacy. Sustainable economic growth is not possible as more and more growth is NOT sustainable regardless of what the powers that be try to claim. A finite Planet means that sustainable economic growth cannot be.

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Our Largest Fear Carries Our Greatest Growth. ~ Meagan McCrary

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) acceptance awareness desires evolution fear fulfillment growth health wellness mindfulness spirituality The thing about desires, true desires, is that they don’t go away.