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Life After Growth: How the global economy really works - and why 200 years of growth are over

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Why, years after the banking crisis, is the global economy still mired in recession and burdened by enormous debts? Why have the tried-and-tested economic policies of the past failed us this time? In Life After Growth, leading City analyst Tim Morgan sets out a ground-breaking analysis of how the economy really works. Economists are mistaken, he argues, when they limit the ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 18th 2013 by Harriman House
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Mike Scialom
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“We are already in the post-growth era,” states Tim Morgan in ‘Life After Growth’, “for which there exists no prior experience, and for which virtually no preparation has been made."
For 40,000 years, Morgan explains, humans were hunter-gatherers. Then, around 10,000BC, it became apparent that in a group of, say, 20 people, 19 could hunt and the 20th could stay behind and make arrowheads – or plant barley. Thus began the agricultural era (“the first great breakthrough”) which lasted until 1760, w
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Hugo Leal
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
In his book, Tim Morgan explains how, despite being a small percentage of GDP, energy is the foundation of the economy. Ultimately, increasing availability of energy drives increasing economic growth and population growth. The sheer size of our global population was made possible through the enormous quantity of energy concentrated in fossil fuels. Complex societies are created and grow due to the availability of surplus energy:

"Society and the economy began when the discovery of agriculture fr
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John Stein
Well that was depressing, guess it's time to stock up on canned food and ammo... A bit repetitive and heavy handed but his observations about energy returned on energy employed are worth considering
V Callaway
Mar 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Worth the read. The issues of self reliance and personal freedoms have such conflicting views.
RI
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Liked the concept of Energy Returned on Energy Invested: it raises the question of why we are growing crops for fuel, especially given the rate of increase in the world population.
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