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The End of Growth Update: Europe & America Stumble, China Hits the Wall
 
 

The End of Growth Update: Europe & America Stumble, China Hits the Wall [Kindle Edition]

Richard Heinberg

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This is updated, supplemental text for Richard Heinberg's 'The End of Growth'. The new material reflects on the rapidly shifting global economic scenarios, bringing the book up to date as of June 2012.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 129 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Post Carbon Institute (6 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FIBWWY
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book Since Silent Spring 26 Mar 2013
By George Coder - Published on Amazon.com
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Capitalism grew out of feudalism and mercantilism, and it has served us well. By harnessing the engine of greed to our development we brought much innovation and growth which improved the lives of most. But infinite growth is impossible on a finite planet, and this book better than all others makes this point. Growth has brought with it two major problems, economic inequality and environmental destruction. And those problems have achieved crisis proportions.

However, when you have experienced 300 years of continual economic growth and never known anything else, growth takes on the strength of addiction. It becomes difficult to even see the problem, to admit that there is a problem, and that it is serious. Our politicians do not see it because they keep calling for more growth to get us out of this recession. We owe Richard Heinberg a huge debt of gratitude for documenting conclusively the end of growth, and for defending an unwelcome position in the face of a multitude of growth advocates. He is to be commended.

America After Capitalism picks up the story where The End of Growth leaves off. It offers us the solution to our problem of growth. Just like capitalism grew out of feudalism and mercantilism, the new is growing out of the old today -- A Green Democratic Capitalism. America After Capitalism points out that millions of Americans are associated with 14,500 cooperatives. Many more with credit unions, land trusts, and other collective enterprises. The book argues that there is a slow shift from the engine of greed to the engine of sharing, sharing not only with one another but with the planet.

Like Silent Spring those two books are a wake up call for our time. They look at the future and they do not see obstacles so much as they see opportunity. They see a greener more equal future. They are books our youth and their parents need to read and then start to build that future.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The update is accurate but the even Nostradames got it right for the first few years and this was only one year later. 12 April 2013
By rob williams - Published on Amazon.com
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The Iceland, Greece and Ireland crises and the ongoing recession in the USA fell inside the period of the update. China did slow down.

Anyway I agree with the argument that the lack of growth in the oil supply is curbing the growth overall of the world economies. The growth overall has become a zero sum game.

I would have given five stars but Boeing was still able to launch the dreamliner and even survive the battery fiasco. Just maybe there's a pinch of growth still left - we'll see !!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A clear discussion 28 Dec 2013
By Kathylee Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a clear, global perspective of the general condition of our planet. No drama or hype (except the inherent drama of living at this time in human history), just incontrovertible facts. As always, Heisenberg is such a pleasure to read, as he presents information so lucidly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Word to the Wise 19 Jun 2013
By Don Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
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Anything by Richard Heinberg will educate you about the current state of the biosphere and steps that can be/are being taken to preserve it. This book is no exception. Put it on your bookshelf next to "Enough Is Enough" and "Supply Shock".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Addendum to the book 31 May 2013
By Imarim - Published on Amazon.com
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Good update of the book. demonstrates that up to this moment the books statement are supported by the events. you need to have the book for full benefit.
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