End of Growth Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

ISBN-10: 0865716951
ISBN-13: 9780865716957
Edition: 2011
Authors: Richard Heinberg
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 9/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Richard Heinberg is the author of books including "Blackout" and "Peak Everything" and a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The New Normal
Why Is Growth Ending?
The End of Growth Should Come As No Surprise
Why Is Growth So Important?
But Isn't Growth Normal?
The Simple Math of Compounded Growth
The Peak Oil Scenario
From Scary Theory to Scarier Reality
Bursting Bubbles
What Comes After Growth?
A Guide to the Book
The Great Balloon Race
Economic History in Ten Minutes
Economics for the Hurried
20th-century Economics
Business Cycles, Interest Rates, and Central Banks
Mad Money
I Owe You
The Sound of Air Escaping
Houses of Cards
Setting the Stage: 1970 to 2001
Shadow Banks and the Housing Bubble
What Goes Up
The Mother of All Manias
Limits to Debt
All Loaned Up and Nowhere to Go
Stimulus Duds, Bailout Blanks
Actions by Other Nations and Their Central Banks
After All the Arrows have Flown
Deflation or Inflation?
The Bridge to Nowhere
Earth's Limits: Why Growth Won't Return
Oil
Other Energy Sources
How Markets May Respond to Resource Scarcity: The Goldilocks Syndrome
Water
Food
Metals and Other Minerals
Climate Change, Pollution, Accidents, Environmental Decline, and Natural Disasters
Won't Innovation, Substitution, and Efficiency Keep Us Growing?
Substitutes Forever
Energy Efficiency to the Rescue
Business Development: The Cavalry's on the Way
Moore's or Murphy's Law?
Specialization and Globalization: Genies at Our Command
Shrinking Pie: Competition and Relative Growth in a Finite World
The China Bubble
CurrencyWars
Post-Growth Geopolitics
Population Stress: Old vs. Young on a Full Planet
The End of "Development"?
The Post-Growth Struggle Between Rich and Poor
Managing Contraction, Redefining Progress
The Default Scenario
Haircutsfor All... or Free Money?
Post-Growth Money
Post-Growth Economics
Gross National Happiness
Our Problems Are Resolvable In Principle
Life After Growth
Setting Priorities
Transition Towns
Common Security Clubs
Putting the New Economy on the Map
What Might a Sustainable Society Look Like?
Perspective
Notes
Index
About the Author

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