May
17
2020
Brian Czech

Interview with Brian Czech: the impossibility of a perpetually-growing economy

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Posted May 17 2020 by Brian Czech of CASSE
Brian Czech of CASSE

Today I’m talking with Brian Czech, the president of CASSE (Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy). He served in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1999-2017, and as a visiting professor of natural resource economics in Virginia Tech’s National Capitol Region. He is the author of Supply Shock, Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train, and The Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology, and Public Policy, as well as over 50 academic journal articles. Read more …

Oct
7
2018
Brian Czech

Gross Domestic Problem on World Animal Day with Brian Czech

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Posted Oct 7 2018 by Brian Czech of CASSE
World Animal Day 2018 - photo by Michael Shealy

Thursday 4th October marked World Animal Day 2018. Here, Brian Czech challenges us to face up to the big-picture, systematic erosion of wild animal welfare in the face of a seemingly continual quest for economic growth. Read more …

Feb
6
2018
Brian Czech

Democrats, Donald Trump and the dark underbelly of economic growth

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Posted Feb 6 2018 by Brian Czech of CASSE
Donald Trump - continuing to pursue perpetual economic growth

Where is real ‘opposition’ in the West when all major parties support cancerous, perpetual growth? Surely it’s time for major political figures to stand up and say that the quest for perpetual economic growth is the engine behind the destruction of the biosphere, and will eventually kill us unless we stop. Read more …

Jul
26
2015
Brian Czech

Five myths about economic growth

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Posted Jul 26 2015 by Brian Czech of CASSE
polyp_cartoon_Economic_Growth_Ecology

We were sent this by CASSE – the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. Love it – there are so few organisations pointing out the insanity of the quest for perpetual growth (image: http://www.polyp.org.uk). Read more …

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