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Date of Publication: September 30, 2016
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: World Economics Association
Author(s): Ted Trainer
Journal: Real-World Economics Review
Ted Trainer takes a critical look at the position that a steady-state economy can exist within a capitalist economy. Trainer points to the little relative, let alone absolute, decoupling that has taken place to counter claims that production can continue to increase without increasing throughput. Arguing “that it is not sufficient merely to take a steady-state economy as the goal…that a sustainable and just society must have embraced large scale de-growth,” Trainer introduces the The Simpler Way project.
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