Town Hall Keynoter Calls for a New Kind of Economy Based on “Enough”

Local author and economist Rob Dietz will deliver the keynote address at Town Hall 2013 on March 14th.
Local author and economist Rob Dietz will deliver the keynote address at Town Hall 2013 on March 14th.

Rob Dietz, author of Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, presented the keynote address to a crowd of more than 400 people at the 2013 Sustainability Town Hall at the CH2MHill Alumni Center.

OSU Professor of Philosophy Kathleen Dean Moore has said of Enough Is Enough, “This is the book we’ve all been waiting for as we watch the growth economy collide catastrophically with the constraints of a finite Earth. It’s a clear, informed, practical, honorable, and witty guide to where we are, where we need to go, and how to get there. If you are one of so many of us who are bewildered or despairing about the fate of the future, this is the book that will give you an energized sense of purpose and reason-based hope.”

With a background in both economics and natural resources, Dietz served as the first director of CASSE, a nonprofit organization aimed at advancing a sustainable economic agenda.  He has been mentored by visionary economist Herman Daly and currently serves as editor of the Daly News, which Dietz describes as “the best online source of information about the steady-state economy — an economy that aims for better lives instead of more stuff.”

 

 

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  1. says

    Moving from an economy of growth measured by GDP increase to a Steady State or Sustainable Economy measured by Gross Domestic Happiness (GDH)as Rob outlines in his co-authored book will not be easy but working together the people mid valley Oregon can get it done! Thanks Rob for your thoughtful comments and book outlining our path forward.

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