RICHARD HEINBERG ~ THE END OF GROWTH

~ F&A ~ Foreseeable And Inevitable

~ TUVTPEGINAAPTA ~ The Unrealistic View That Perpetual Economic Growth Is Necessary And Also Possible To Achieve

~ TGEIPAZSG-WAESPTBDATW ~ The Global Economy Is Playing A Zero-Sum Game – With An Ever-Shrinking Pot To Be Divided Among The Winners

~ TITGWSOASPTCIHN ~ The Idea That Growth Will Stall Out At Some Point This Century Is Hardly New

~ TNTGCAEWNCBACPPPUISQ-ASWP’D’BPGBI ~ The Notion That Growth Cannot And Will Not Continue Beyond A Certain Point Proved Profoundly Upsetting In Some Quarters – And Soon Was Prominently “Debunked” By Pro-Growth Business Interests

~ ATEOCAFFCTAE-OAACEABSTTC ~ As The Era Of Cheap, Abundant Fossil Fuels Comes To An End – Our Assumptions About Continued Expansion Are Being Shaken To Their Core

~ CETWFDTAHPOSGTINE ~ Current Economic Theories Were Formulated During The Anomalous Historical Period Of Sustained Growth That Is Now Ending

~ TIRWRTFFR ~ The Industrial Revolution Was Really The Fossil Fuel Revolution

~ EOCG-TIEAOCAGD ~ Expectations Of Continuing Growth – Translated Into Enormous Amounts Of Consumer And Government Debt

~ NAEHFFTNTGWGOF-WTSHBLIIPC-THDPUPTCHSA ~ Not All Economists Have Fallen For The Notion That Growth Will Go On Forever – While These Schools Have Been Largely Ignored In Policy Circles – They Have Developed Potentially Useful Plans That Could Help Society Adapt

~ TAOGDNNIALOCOI ~ The Absence Of Growth Does Not Necessarily Imply A Lack Of Change Or Improvement

~ IOM-WMSFB ~ Instead Of More – We Must Strive For Better

~ RTPIEAFIOS-WMETWIQOLWSC ~ Rather Than Promoting Increased Economic Activity For Its Own Sake – We Must Emphasize That Which Increases Quality Of Life Without Stoking Consumption

~ MIE-HCTRC-WASPOEATTFOSBOTROFIVOAAOROIA ~ Modern Industrial Economies – Have Come To Resemble Casinos – Where A Significant Proportion Of Economic Activity Takes The Form Of Speculative Bets On The Rise Or Fall In Value Of An Array Of Real Or Illusory Assets

~ CIATBD ~ Civilization Is About To Be Downsized

RUSSELL TARG + JAMES HURTAK ~ THE END OF SUFFERING ~ 2006

~ MOOSIDTTMTWFATTWE-BOOC-TCITSOOS ~ Most Of Our Suffering Is Due To The Meaning That We Reflexively Assign To Things We Experience – Because Of Our Conditioning – This Conditioning Is The Source Of Our Suffering

~ WWGUSTWTTLOOC-WNLPO-F-H-A-P-OEWE ~ When We Give Up Seeing The World Through The Lens Of Our Conditioning – We No Longer Project Our – Fears – Hopes – And – Prejudices – Onto Everything We Encounter

~ ERIIANUE-IITIOS-BSAO-BSAO ~ Everything Real Is Interdependent And Nothing Unreal Exists – Ignorance Is The Illusion Of Separation – Between Subject And Object – Between Self And Other

~ AGEFN-IF-FTINTBG ~ All Grasping – Even For Nirvana – Is Futile – For There Is Nothing To Be Grasped

~ IVOD-WETDOTIOSFTD-TDIAH ~ In The Victory Over Duality – We Experience The Disappearance Of The Illusion Of Separation From The Divine – The Divine Is Already Here

~ NOUWBEFOSUWAAFOS ~ None Of Us Will Be Entirely Free Of Suffering Until We Are All Free Of Suffering

~ ALALNOPITW-F-F-H-A-A-H-TCNBP ~ As Long As Large Numbers Of People In The World – Feel – Frustrated – Hopeless – Angry – And – Hungry – There Can Never Be Peace

~ TBHOAIOPSOWWTWA ~ The Biggest Hook Of All Is Our Precious Story Of Who We Think We Are