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"Uneconomic growth" Herman Daly (Right Livelihood Award 1996) WWF
"Uneconomic growth" Herman Daly (Right Livelihood Award 1996) WWF
Published: 2011/10/26
Channel: Right Livelihood Award Foundation
Economic vs. Uneconomic Growth?
Economic vs. Uneconomic Growth?
Published: 2008/08/02
Channel: GundInstitute
What is UNECONOMIC GROWTH? What does UNECONOMIC GROWTH mean? UNECONOMIC GROWTH meaning
What is UNECONOMIC GROWTH? What does UNECONOMIC GROWTH mean? UNECONOMIC GROWTH meaning
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: The Audiopedia
What is UNECONOMIC GROW? What does UNECONOMIC GROW mean? UNECONOMIC GROW meaning
What is UNECONOMIC GROW? What does UNECONOMIC GROW mean? UNECONOMIC GROW meaning
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: The Audiopedia
UVU: We Can
UVU: We Can't Do It: Pro-Growth Policy in an Age of Uneconomic Growth with Brian Czech
Published: 2011/10/28
Channel: UtahValleyUniversity
Prof Herman Daly - Redefine Growth and Scarcity
Prof Herman Daly - Redefine Growth and Scarcity
Published: 2013/09/12
Channel: Renegade Inc.
What is HUMAN DEVELOPMENT THEORY? What does HUMAN DEVELOPMENT THEORY mean?
What is HUMAN DEVELOPMENT THEORY? What does HUMAN DEVELOPMENT THEORY mean?
Published: 2016/10/22
Channel: The Audiopedia
Growth vs. Development?
Growth vs. Development?
Published: 2008/08/02
Channel: GundInstitute
Uneconomic Growth, The Limits of Economics, Ian Johnson, Canadian Association for the Club of Rome
Uneconomic Growth, The Limits of Economics, Ian Johnson, Canadian Association for the Club of Rome
Published: 2012/05/25
Channel: LSPINC13
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Girl's Speech @ UN Conference on Environment and Development
Published: 2007/12/23
Channel: Cefstein
Daly, Growth, Limited Inequality
Daly, Growth, Limited Inequality
Published: 2013/02/10
Channel: Kath W
Download From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady state Economy Advances in Ecological Economics series PD
Download From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady state Economy Advances in Ecological Economics series PD
Published: 2017/02/14
Channel: Dionisio S.
Beyond Uneconomic Growth Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament Advances in Ecological Eco
Beyond Uneconomic Growth Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament Advances in Ecological Eco
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Eusebio Cantin
What is ECONOMIC GROWTH? What does ECONOMIC GROWTH mean? ECONOMIC GROWTH meaning & explanation
What is ECONOMIC GROWTH? What does ECONOMIC GROWTH mean? ECONOMIC GROWTH meaning & explanation
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: The Audiopedia
Add It Up
Add It Up
Published: 2010/02/20
Channel: SteadyStateEcon
Download Beyond Uneconomic Growth Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament Advances in Ecolo
Download Beyond Uneconomic Growth Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament Advances in Ecolo
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Darton W.
From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady state Economy Advances in Ecological Economics series
From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady state Economy Advances in Ecological Economics series
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: laquinta
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Download Beyond Uneconomic Growth Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament Advances in Ecolo
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Colby H.
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Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: N. Clarasista
Uneconomic growth Top # 6 Facts
Uneconomic growth Top # 6 Facts
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: Georgann
Download Beyond Uneconomic Growth Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament Advances in Ecolo
Download Beyond Uneconomic Growth Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament Advances in Ecolo
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Larry W
Beyond Uneconomic Growth Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament Advances in Ecological Eco
Beyond Uneconomic Growth Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament Advances in Ecological Eco
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Baghiu
From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady state Economy Advances in Ecological Economics series
From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady state Economy Advances in Ecological Economics series
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Wirasena Shabirah
Alternatives to Growth?
Alternatives to Growth?
Published: 2008/08/02
Channel: GundInstitute
Smart Talk: Herman Daly on what’s beyond GNP Growth
Smart Talk: Herman Daly on what’s beyond GNP Growth
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: Henry George School of Social Science
What is REGENERATIVE ECONOMIC THEORY? What does REGENERATIVE ECONOMIC THEORY mean?
What is REGENERATIVE ECONOMIC THEORY? What does REGENERATIVE ECONOMIC THEORY mean?
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: The Audiopedia
John Fullerton: When Growth Bumps Into the Biosphere
John Fullerton: When Growth Bumps Into the Biosphere
Published: 2011/02/15
Channel: New Economic Thinking
Growth - an end or a means for well being?
Growth - an end or a means for well being?
Published: 2012/10/20
Channel: ConservationCulture
What is REGENERATIVE ECONOMICS? What does REGENERATIVE ECONOMICS mean?
What is REGENERATIVE ECONOMICS? What does REGENERATIVE ECONOMICS mean?
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: The Audiopedia
Enough Is Enough: Full Film
Enough Is Enough: Full Film
Published: 2014/01/29
Channel: SteadyStateEcon
I.Q. BUILDERS: Economics Insanity (summary)
I.Q. BUILDERS: Economics Insanity (summary)
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: Randy Pi
What is PRODUCTIVISM? What does PRODUCTIVISM mean? PRODUCTIVISM meaning & explanation
What is PRODUCTIVISM? What does PRODUCTIVISM mean? PRODUCTIVISM meaning & explanation
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: The Audiopedia
Twin Towers - (Satellite) [FULL ALBUM]
Twin Towers - (Satellite) [FULL ALBUM]
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Con Traktor
Conservation vs. Growth?
Conservation vs. Growth?
Published: 2008/08/02
Channel: GundInstitute
Prof. Herman Daly - on Homo Economicus
Prof. Herman Daly - on Homo Economicus
Published: 2011/11/23
Channel: Renegade Inc.
Dr. Dennis Meadows at the Symposium on New Economic Thinking, CACOR.mov
Dr. Dennis Meadows at the Symposium on New Economic Thinking, CACOR.mov
Published: 2012/05/25
Channel: LSPINC13
Macroeconomics - 72: Limits to Growth
Macroeconomics - 72: Limits to Growth
Published: 2011/10/15
Channel: CourseHack
What is ACCOUNTING REFORM? What does ACCOUNTING REFORM mean? ACCOUNTING REFORM meaning
What is ACCOUNTING REFORM? What does ACCOUNTING REFORM mean? ACCOUNTING REFORM meaning
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: The Audiopedia
Brian Czech Lecture, Population Connection Symposium
Brian Czech Lecture, Population Connection Symposium
Published: 2015/02/27
Channel: SteadyStateEcon
William Greider and Economist Herman Daly Spell Out the Sick Joke of "Sustainable Development":
William Greider and Economist Herman Daly Spell Out the Sick Joke of "Sustainable Development":
Published: 2016/08/07
Channel: Humptydumptytribe
Herman Daly - on Globalisation
Herman Daly - on Globalisation
Published: 2011/06/24
Channel: Renegade Inc.
Growth vs. Environment?
Growth vs. Environment?
Published: 2008/08/02
Channel: GundInstitute
Strong Towns | Chuck Marohn
Strong Towns | Chuck Marohn
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: The Solari Report
Brian Czech
Brian Czech
Published: 2013/07/02
Channel: Population Connection
Richard Heinberg - Part 2 Energy and the Delusion of Endless Growth
Richard Heinberg - Part 2 Energy and the Delusion of Endless Growth
Published: 2013/01/19
Channel: Alex Smith
Nominate for the Right Livelihood Award!
Nominate for the Right Livelihood Award!
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: Right Livelihood Award Foundation
Beyond Transfer of Training Engaging Systems to Improve Performance
Beyond Transfer of Training Engaging Systems to Improve Performance
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Eusebio Cantin
The Limits of Economics
The Limits of Economics
Published: 2010/05/27
Channel: The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Betriebliche Produktion Theoretische Grundlagen einer umweltorientierten Produktionswirtschaft Sprin
Betriebliche Produktion Theoretische Grundlagen einer umweltorientierten Produktionswirtschaft Sprin
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Baghiu
Daly
Daly
Published: 2012/09/25
Channel: Holland7473
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Uneconomic growth, in human development theory, welfare economics (the economics of social welfare), and some forms of ecological economics, is economic growth that reflects or creates a decline in the quality of life. The concept is attributed to leading ecological economist and steady-state theorist Herman Daly, though other theorists can also be credited for the incipient idea.[1][2] Note Uneconomic growth (or uneconomic degrowth) should not be confused with economic degrowth, the reduction of the size of the economy to increase well-being and sustainability.[3]

The cost, or decline in well-being, associated with extended economic growth is argued to arise as a result of "the social and environmental sacrifices made necessary by that growing encroachment on the eco-system."[4][5] In other words, "[u]neconomic growth occurs when increases in production come at an expense in resources and well-being that is worth more than the items made."[6]

Abandoned boats in Moynaq, Uzbekistan. This former beach is now 150 km away from the Aral Sea. From the 1930s the Soviet authorities diverted the rivers for cotton irrigation. Already in 1968, the desiccation of the sea was seen as "inevitable".[7] The Uzbekistani authorities still prefer exportable cotton and oil prospecting over restoring the South Aral Sea.[8]

Types of growth[edit]

The rate or type of economic growth may have important consequences for the environment (the climate and natural capital of ecologies). Concerns about possible negative effects of growth on the environment and society led some to advocate lower levels of growth, from which comes the idea of uneconomic growth, and Green parties which argue that economies are part of a global society and a global ecology and cannot outstrip their natural growth without damaging them.

Canadian scientist David Suzuki argued in the 1990s that ecologies can only sustain typically about 1.5–3% new growth per year, and thus any requirement for greater returns from agriculture or forestry will necessarily cannibalize the natural capital of soil or forest. Some think this argument can be applied even to more developed economies.

The role of technology, and Jevons paradox[edit]

Mainstream economists would argue that economies are driven by new technology—for instance, we have faster computers today than a year ago, but not necessarily physically more computers[citation needed]. Growth that relies entirely on exploiting increased knowledge rather than exploiting increased resource consumption may thus not qualify as uneconomic growth. In some cases, this may be true where technology enables lower amounts of input to be used in producing the same unit of product (and/or it reduces the amount or hazardousness of the waste generated per unit product produced) (e.g., the increased availability of movies through the Internet or cable television electronically may reduce the demand for physical video tapes or DVDs for films). Nonetheless, it is crucial to also recognise that innovation- or knowledge-driven growth still may not entirely resolve the problem of scale, or increasing resource consumption. For instance, there might likely be more computers due to greater demand and replacements for slower computers.

The Jevons Paradox is the proposition that technological progress that increases the efficiency with which a resource is used, tends to increase (rather than decrease) the rate of consumption of that resource.[9][10] For example, given that expenditure on necessities and taxes remain the same, (i) the availability of energy-saving lightbulbs may mean lower electricity usage and fees for a household but this frees up more discretionary, disposable income for additional consumption elsewhere (an example of the "rebound effect")[11][12] and (ii) technology (or globalisation) that leads to the availability of cheaper goods for consumers also frees up discretionary income for increased consumptive spending.

On the other hand, new renewable energy and climate change mitigation technology (such as artificial photosynthesis) has been argued to promote a prolonged era of human stewardship over ecosystems known as the Sustainocene. In the Sustainocene, "instead of the cargo-cult ideology of perpetual economic growth through corporate pillage of nature, globalised artificial photosynthesis will facilitate a steady state economy and further technological revolutions such as domestic nano-factories and e-democratic input to local communal and global governance structures. In such a world, humans will no longer feel economically threatened, but rather proud, that their moral growth has allowed them to uphold Rights of Nature."[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daly, H. 2007. Ecological economics: the concept of scale and its relation to allocation, distribution, and uneconomic growth. Pp. 82-103 in H. Daly. Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development: Selected Essays of Herman Daly. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  2. ^ Daly, H. 1999. Uneconomic growth and the built environment: in theory and in fact. In C.J. Kibert (ed.). Reshaping the Built Environment: Ecology, Ethics, and Economics. Washington DC: Island Press.
  3. ^ http://events.it-sudparis.eu/degrowthconference/en/
  4. ^ Daly, H. (26 April 1999). "Uneconomic growth in theory and in fact. The First Annual Feasta Lecture". Feasta Review. Trinity College, Dublin. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Daly, H. and Farley, J. 2004. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications. Washington: Island Press.
  6. ^ Daly, H. 2005. Economics in a full world. Scientific American 293(3): 100-107.
  7. ^ Bissell, Tom. "Eternal Winter: Lessons of the Aral Sea Disaster". Harper's, April 2002, pp. 41–56.
  8. ^ The return of the sea, Times Online, June 23, 2007
  9. ^ Jevons, W.S. 1865. The Coal Question: An Inquiry Concerning the Progress of the Nation, and the Probable Exhaustion of Our Coal-Mines. London: Macmillan and Co.
  10. ^ Czech, B. 2006. If Rome is burning, why are we fiddling? Conservation Biology 20 (6): 1563-1565.
  11. ^ Binswanger, M. 2001. Technological progress and sustainable development: what about the rebound effect? Ecological Economics 36(1): 119-132.
  12. ^ Herring, H. 2000. Is energy efficiency environmentally friendly? Energy & Environment 11(3): 313-325.
  13. ^ Thomas Faunce. 'Artificial Photosynthesis Could Extend Rights to Nature. The Conversation 2 July 2013. https://theconversation.com/artificial-photosynthesis-could-extend-rights-to-nature-15380 (accessed 2 July 2013).

Related reading[edit]

  • Baker, Linda (May–June 1999). "Real Wealth: The Genuine Progress Indicator Could Provide an Environmental Measure of the Planet's Health". E Magazine: 37–41. 
  • Cobb, Clifford; Ted Halstead; Jonathan Rowe (October 1995). "If the GDP Is Up, Why Is America Down?". Atlantic Monthly: 59–78. 
  • Takis Fotopoulos: "The Multidimensional Crisis and Inclusive Democracy", Athens 2005. English online version:[1]
  • Rowe, Jonathan; Judith Silverstein (March 1999). "GDP". Washington Monthly: 17–21. 
  • Rowe, Jonathan (July–August 1999). "The Growth Consensus Unravels". Dollars & Sense: 15–18, 33. 

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