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[ Episode #88 // Resilience Imperative ]

Our governments, businesses and economic institutions were built on a society that was supercharged with fossil fuels to get as big as possible as fast as possible. Now, with the challenges of the 21st century, resilience is a more appropriate principle for reinventing and reorganizing our economic life. Is it possible to develop economic and financial arrangements that can emphasize aspects of humanity other than individual greed?

In Extraenvironmentalist #88 we discuss the Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy with co-authors Michael Lewis and Pat Conaty. We talk about ways to create a decentralized, cooperative steady-state economy that can work as an alternative to the highly globalized and financialized economic paradigm of today.


Bonus Segment

// Links and News Items

Bloomberg: This Wharton Grad Wants You to Live in His Shipping Containers

China coal use falls: CO2 reduction this year could equal UK total emissions over same period

An example of how neoclassical economics works if we are immortal

Give me some China Investment Plays

// Books

The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy by Michael Lewis and Pat Conaty

// Extended Clips (in order of appearance)

[Break] - 41m

Economic globalization
Thomas Friedman's Three Eras of Globalization
CNBC: Europe survives in emerging markets keep growing
WSJ: Illustrating China's Shadow Banking Problem


Growth first. Then these other things can be dealt with, whatever they are.

// Music (in order of appearance)

Polodoore - But I Do via Soundcloud
Husky - Let it Happen (Tame Impala Cover) via Faster Louder
Nicholas Jaar - Tourists (Creange Remix) via IndieShuffle
Cavaliers of Fun - Wiki via Tracasseur
Polodoore - Ain't No Sunshine via Bandcamp

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #88 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Christopher from NY
Stephen in Australia