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Pour un développement durable et pour l'efficacité énergétique. «Pour ce qui est de l’avenir, il ne s’agit pas de le prévoir mais de le rendre possible. »  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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We can't grow ourselves out of debt

We can't grow ourselves out of debt | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Charles Eisenstein: Let's replace our fixation on growth with a steady-state economy focusing on lower consumption, leisure and ecological health...

 

Very good analysis by Charles Eisenstein (author of "Sacred Economics") on the absurdity of rightist and leftist hopes to re-invent economic growth.


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Degrowth, expensive oil, and the new economics of energy

Degrowth, expensive oil, and the new economics of energy | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

"Expensive oil ... does appear to be suffocating the debt-ridden, global economy, just as it is trying to recover ...

 

Unfortunately, mainstream economists, including those in government, seem oblivious to the close relationship between energy, debt, and economy, and this means they are unable to see that expensive oil is one of the primary underlying causes of today’s economic problems. Consequently, they craft their intended solutions (e.g. stimulus packages, quantitative easing, low interest rates to encourage borrowing, etc) based on flawed, growth-based thinking, not recognising that the new economics of energy means that the growth model, which assumes cheap energy inputs, is now dangerously out-dated. When growth-based economies do not grow, household, firms, and nations struggle to repay their debts, and quickly things begin to unravel in undesirable ways."

 

Excellent analysis by Dr Samuel Alexander of the links between global energy descent, rising commodity prices, the end of growth and the Great Depression.

 


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