Recovery Zone on 01/23/13
For many of us, a perpetual-growth economy in a world of finite resources doesn't make any sense, but the idea of a steady-state, no-growth economy creates fears of privation. Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill have set about to dispell those fears in their recent book Enough is Enough, and they offer a practical guide for living in a world a world where we pursue only "enough," and not "more." What would have to change in terms of our financial system, employment practices, consumer behavior, population growth, or the way we measure progress? How could these changes actually take place? What about our media, our politicians and our values? Call in with your questions as host Stephanie Potter speaks with Rob Dietz from Corvallis, Oregon. Rob is editor of the Daly News and the former executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE).
"This lucid, informed, and highly constructive book shows that with the will to act, solutions can be found to build a steady-state economy geared to meeting human needs." — Noam Chomsky