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Maine Voices: Growing Maine's workforce is a critical part of economic growth - Press Herald

Maine Voices: Growing Maine's workforce is a critical part of economic growth - Press Herald | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Maine Voices: Growing Maine's workforce is a critical part of economic growth
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What He Said (Curb Population to Calm Climate) | Growth Bias Busted

What He Said (Curb Population to Calm Climate) | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Today I’m glad to honor on the Wall of Fame a pediatrician who, instead of promoting the growth of his market (more births), has written this beautiful
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Brain Damage from Economics | Growth Bias Busted

Brain Damage from Economics | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
We need a vaccine to immunize policymakers around the world from economics-induced brain damage. Policymakers nearly the world over have a fundamental
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End of Ponzi Economy: Jerry Mander (#203) - Conversation Earth

End of Ponzi Economy: Jerry Mander (#203) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Was globalization a temporary state that has run its course? That’s the case made by Jerry Mander, who believes there is plenty of evidence that the promises of capitalism, consumerism, individual wealth and never-ending growth are coming up empty. He’s founder of the International Forum on Globalization and author of The Case Against the Global …
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Merry Propheteers Promote Impossible Economic Growth | Growth Bias Busted

Merry Propheteers Promote Impossible Economic Growth | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Put two economists in a room and you might think you’re in for a snooze-fest. Today’s Wall of Shame honors are shared by three, but what they have to say won’t
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Bill Nye, Think Again About Overpopulation | Growth Bias Busted

I regret to inform you that, much as I love him, today Bill Nye (the science guy) finds himself on the Wall of Shame here at Growth Bias Busted. Nye has been
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Bill Nye gets a few things wrong in this brief video about overpopulation. But kudos for taking on a subject many avoid.
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Roles of Population and Consumption in Overshoot | GrowthBusters

Roles of Population and Consumption in Overshoot | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
The second in the GrowthBusters webinar series, Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption, went by too quickly. At the end of the hour there
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Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich and former UK Guardian columnist Madeleine Somerville answer questions from the webinar, Solving Overshoot. Generates an interesting discussion.
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Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption? | GrowthBusters

Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption? | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
FREE WEBINAR - click to register Wednesday, December 14 9-10 pm U.S. Eastern Time The evidence is clear: the scale of the human enterprise has outgrown
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2nd in this exciting new webinar series, features Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich.
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Free Screening - Signup | GrowthBusters

Free Screening - Signup | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Everything we thought we knew is wrong.
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This film explains the lunacy of our quest for growth. A must-see and must-share.
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DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Almost Gets It Right | Growth Bias Busted

DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Almost Gets It Right | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
American actor Leonardo DiCaprio lands on the Wall of Shame today for one statement he made in his new film, Before the Flood. I do this very reluctantly,
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#3: Drinking the Pro-Growth Kool-Aid

Stream #3: Drinking the Pro-Growth Kool-Aid by Paving Paradise from desktop or your mobile device
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Surprising how much brainwashing you'll find in a week in your local paper.
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Overpopulation: The New Conversation | GrowthBusters

Overpopulation: The New Conversation | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
FREE WEBINAR - click to register Is the Population Taboo Behind Us? Population growth and overpopulation are back in the public conversation. Is this an
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Pretty exciting opportunity?
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How GREEN are you living? | GrowthBusters

How GREEN are you living? | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
I am obsessed with minimizing my impact on the planet. Am I the only one? I want to know (take this survey).
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Interesting survey to gauge commitment to reducing impact and to test knowledge of effective individual tactics.
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Upbeat shoppers boost Europe's growth hopes

Upbeat shoppers boost Europe's growth hopes | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Upbeat consumers are driving economic growth in Britain and Germany, raising hopes that Europe’
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This is not good news. Europeans don't need to consume more.
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Trickle-Down Consumption: Brian Czech (#205) - Conversation Earth

Trickle-Down Consumption: Brian Czech (#205) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
How can policymakers be persuaded to abandon the most widespread public policy goal on Earth? In our last episode, Brian Czech explained that economic growth cannot be sustained perpetually on a finite planet. This episode continues that conversation with the conservation biologist and economics expert. Here, he explains why pro-growth economists proliferate, and offers his …
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WSJ Growth Fiction | Growth Bias Busted

WSJ Growth Fiction | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
It’s easy to spot someone who’s been programmed from birth to believe there is a pot of gold at the end of the growth rainbow. When they write about economic or
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An Economic Miracle? Not | Growth Bias Busted

An Economic Miracle? Not | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
This Facebook post caught my eye recently: “A new report shows that economic growth doesn’t have to come at the expense of the planet.” This earth
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No, we have not figured out how to grow the economy without damaging the environment.
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Webinar: Joy of a Steady State Economy | GrowthBusters

Webinar: Joy of a Steady State Economy | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Did you know our relentless pursuit of robust economic growth is liquidating the planet of vital resources much faster than it can regenerate them? We are
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Dementia: Living Near Major Roads Linked To Increased Risk Of Memory Loss

Dementia: Living Near Major Roads Linked To Increased Risk Of Memory Loss | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
A new study, published in the journal Lancet, has linked living close to major roads with increased risk of dementia.
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Just one more price we pay for unfettered growth - population and urban.
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Free Webinar to Settle Controversy on Overshoot | GrowthBusters

Free Webinar to Settle Controversy on Overshoot | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
One of the three podcasts I host is called The Overpopulation Podcast, a project of World Population Balance. One episode this year featured a conversation with
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Is the problem overpopulation? Or is it overconsumption? This blog post explores the controversy.
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See This Important Film for Free | Growth Bias Busted

See This Important Film for Free | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
GrowthBusters turns the world upside down and shakes it to see what makes it tick. What I found was very troubling. There is a religion in the world bigger and
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On the Wall of Fame today at Growth Bias Busted. Great chance to see a vital film.
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What President Trump Will Mean for Earth’s Climate

What President Trump Will Mean for Earth’s Climate | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
He could prove cataclysmic.

Via Ecoplum
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Growth profiteers do their damage.
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Growth Trumps Sustainability | Growth Bias Busted

Growth Trumps Sustainability | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
An opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal just begged to be on the Wall of Shame here at Growth Bias Busted. They had me at the headline: A Vote for
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Free Webinar: “Population Taboo” Banished | GrowthBusters

Free Webinar: “Population Taboo” Banished | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Ten years ago I described for a freelance journalist my fledgling documentary project, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. Her advice? "Just don't get into
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How much progress has been made in diminishing the taboo on discussing overpopulation?
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Paleozoic Approach to Civic Success | Growth Bias Busted

Paleozoic Approach to Civic Success | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
I have a real problem with population growth maintaining its undeserved place on the mantle of trophies for city success. Cities don’t grow their population in
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We REALLY need new metrics and better reporting on civic success.
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Green Living Survey | GrowthBusters

Green Living Survey | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Over 7 billion of us are alive on this planet today. Twice as many as in 1969. Our $80 trillion global economy has doubled since 2003. Are we doing what it
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Take this great little 3-minute survey and then find out how you compare.
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