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Local Bites is a podcast that tracks ideas and initiatives that resist corporate power, renew place-based economies, and preserve human and ecological well-being. Our goal is to feature the voices of activists and visionaries from all around the world who are driving creative grassroots initiatives that demonstrate the power of 'going local'. Produced by Local Futures, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the renewal of community, ecological health and local economies worldwide.

Archive for February 2018

February 16, 2018 @ 10:54 am

Episode 7 - From GDP to GNH

Richard HeinbergCountries around the world are fixated on growing their economies - but is growth doing more harm than good? In this episode, Richard Heinberg discusses the history behind how GDP growth came to be used as a measure of success, why GDP can't continue growing indefinitely, and why it's time to transition to a better metric - one that better reflects human and ecological well-being.

Related links:
- On our blog: 'Life in a degrowth economy, and why you might actually enjoy it'
- On our blog: 'From growth to degrowth: a brief history'
Richard's articles on the Post Carbon Institute website
Richard's articles on Resilience.org
Much more detail about the Jevons Paradox
A PDF version of Limits to Growth

Music used:
Chris Zabriskie: "Cylinder Three", "Is That You or Are You You?", "Readers! Do You Read" (CC BY 4.0); Kevin Macleod: "Windswept" (CC BY 3.0); Tri-Tachyon: "Edge of the Wastelands" and Circus Marcus: "Beethoven - Bagatelle op.119 nº9" (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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