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The Steady Stater, hosted by Brian Czech, is a podcast by the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, dedicated to exploring limits to growth and sustainable solutions. Czech and his guests discuss the principles of steady-state economics and how they apply to contemporary politics and policy. The Steady Stater airs every Monday at 8:00 a.m. EST.

The Steady Stater, hosted by Brian Czech, is a podcast by the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, dedicated to exploring limits to growth and sustainable solutions. Czech and his guests discuss the principles of steady-state economics and how they apply to contemporary politics and policy. The Steady Stater airs every Monday at 8:00 a.m. EST.

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United States

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The Steady Stater, hosted by Brian Czech, is a podcast by the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, dedicated to exploring limits to growth and sustainable solutions. Czech and his guests discuss the principles of steady-state economics and how they apply to contemporary politics and policy. The Steady Stater airs every Monday at 8:00 a.m. EST.

Language:

English

Contact:

7815200331


Episodes

Giving Thanks: A Conversation with Herman Daly

11/23/2020
It’s Thanksgiving week, and in this episode of the Steady Stater Brian talks with Herman Daly, the father of steady-state economics. It’s no coincidence: Steady staters have Daly to thank—more than anyone else—for the vision of a steady state economy. After listening to this episode, you too will have an additional reason to be thankful, even amidst the daunting trends of the 21st century. To our weekly listeners, CASSE also sends a big thank-you for your support!

Duration:00:30:28

Mainstreaming Steady-State Economics (with Pat Choate)

11/16/2020
Disrupting the status quo in American politics is a notoriously difficult task, but in the 1990s, the Reform Party did just that. It gave Americans a viable third choice in a rigid two-party system. In this episode, Ph.D. economist and former Reform Party vice-presidential candidate Pat Choate speaks with Brian about the challenges of running a third-party campaign, effective messaging tactics, and how to bring steady state economics to the mainstream.

Duration:00:35:51

CASSE Reacts to the 2020 Election (with Rick Tibbetts)

11/6/2020
In this week's episode, Brian Czech and Rick Tibbetts (producer of The Steady Stater) provide candid and cogent reactions to the 2020 presidential election from the steady stater point of view. The two CASSE colleagues discuss the current state of the election, why 68 million Americans voted for Trump, and what a Biden victory might mean for steady staters.

Duration:00:28:27

Doug LaFollette: Secretary of the Steady State, Part 2

11/2/2020
Wisconsin's Secretary of State Doug LaFollette is a wellspring of fascinating information on steady-state politics. In this episode, Brian and Doug continue their conversation from last week, exploring topics such as government-issued gag orders, the backlash to the population stabilization movement, and the Pope's implicit endorsement of the steady state economy.

Duration:00:26:38

Doug LaFollette: Secretary of the Steady State, Part 1

10/26/2020
Hailing from the chilly upper reaches of America's midwest is stalwart steady stater Doug LaFollette, Wisconsin's current Secretary of State. In addition to holding high office, LaFollette has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, co-founded the Clean Wisconsin initiative, and served as a Wisconsin organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970. In this episode, Brian speaks with LaFollette about his ascent into environmentalism, the Wisconsin conservation movement, and his efforts to bring steady...

Duration:00:26:54

The Trophic Theory of Money, Part 2

10/19/2020
There is so much to say about the Trophic Theory of Money that we had to break the topic down into two parts! In this episode, Brian Czech fills in the gaps from last week's discussion of agricultural surpluses and ancient currencies. He then shifts the conversation to today by identifying the implications of the trophic theory of money for modern economic policy.

Duration:00:22:10

The Trophic Theory of Money, Part 1

10/12/2020
There is no theory in economics more down to Earth than the trophic theory of money (TTOM). Born out of an epiphany in ecological economics by Brian Czech, the TTOM offers the clearest explanation to the ecosystem we call “the economy” and the origins of money. In this episode, we examine this theory through the lens of ancient cultures and the food chains of nature.

Duration:00:16:32

Dick Lamm: The Almost Steady-State President

10/5/2020
It's not often that steady staters achieve success in the political arena; even less often do they run for and win public office; and never do they run for president. However, the former three-term governor of Colorado, Dick Lamm, is the one rare exception. In 1996, he ran for president as a member of the Reform Party, competing against Ross Perot for the party's nomination. In this episode, we chat with Lamm about his tenure as a steady-state politician, how he managed to win over voters,...

Duration:00:23:38

Steady Statesmanship Down Under (with Martin Tye)

9/27/2020
As one of the most ecologically rich countries on Earth, Australia has a powerful incentive to protective its environment and the unique wildlife that depend on it. For this reason, the Down Under has proven to be fertile ground for steady statesmanship, with a growing number of Aussies showing enthusiastic support for CASSE's mission. One of which is Martin Tye, a straight-talking politician and CASSE's Australian Regional Communities Chapter Director. In this week's episode, we chat with...

Duration:00:27:02

Overshoot Day: A Conversation with Laurel Hanscom

9/20/2020
Overshoot Day — the day when our resource consumption exceeds planetary capacity — fell on August 22 this year. In other words, we’re living on borrowed time and starting to pay the price with climate change, sea-level rise, and biodiversity loss. The date is calculated by the Global Footprint Network (GFN), a key ally in advancing the steady state economy. In this episode of The Steady Stater, Brian Czech interviews his first guest on the podcast, GFN CEO Laurel Hanscom.

Duration:00:33:24

Steady State Politics: Up for the Challenge?

9/14/2020
It's time to bring sound science and common sense to the political arena! Advancing the steady state economy not only requires thoughtful debate, public relations campaigns, and personal outreach, but also steady state advocates in local, state, and federal government. That's why we're calling for greater political participation from those who seek to ditch the old pro-growth model and set the course for a smarter, fully sustainable future. After all, what better way to reform policies...

Duration:00:16:58

GDP: Don't Shoot the Measurement!

9/6/2020
To be a steady stater is to be against GDP growth. That’s not the same as being against GDP as a metric. GDP is an invaluable tool for measuring environmental impact and mustn't be discarded, as some in the degrowth camp suggest. In this episode, host Brian Czech examines the merits of monitoring GDP, and the need to view GDP growth in the 21st century as alarming, not encouraging.

Duration:00:13:13

Buzzwords, Oxymorons, and Slippery Shibboleths

8/30/2020
Discussions of the economy are fraught with misleading and manipulative terminology, often designed to improve corporate reputations, stimulate consumption, and grow the GDP. This week, host Brian Czech exposes a dozen linguistic tricks and rhetorical ploys. While the style of this episode is lighthearted and sardonic, the outcome will be more critical thinking about economic growth.

Duration:00:19:24

The Most Shocking Conclusion of Mainstream Economics

8/23/2020
Mainstream economics leads to a litany of bizarre beliefs and crazy conclusions. For example, the belief in perpetual GDP growth is woefully behind the times and extremely dangerous in the 21st century. However, one conclusion—straight from the leading theory of economic growth—is jaw-dropping in its departure from sanity. In this episode, we explore this crazy conclusion, expose its fallaciousness, and explain how it gained acceptance.

Duration:00:18:54

What is the Steady State Economy?

8/16/2020
There's a lot of questions surrounding the steady state economy, principal among them being "what is it?" We decided to answer this most fundamental question in this week's episode of The Steady Stater. As one of the few experts on the subject, host Brian Czech provides a readily understandable introduction to what the steady state economy is, what it entails, the structure of the real economy, and the fallacies associated with the so-called "information economy."

Duration:00:27:53

Joe Biden and the Steady State Economy

8/10/2020
With a solid lead in the polls and a firm commitment to environmental protection, Joe Biden has a rare opportunity to champion steady-state policies. His loudmouth opponent, President Donald Trump, continues to push disastrous pro-growth policies that serve only to destroy the environment and destabilize the economy. Biden can take advantage Trump's weak position by driving a large wedge between his economic platform and Trump's. On this week's podcast, we discuss the advantages of Biden...

Duration:00:21:27

Welcome to the Show!

8/3/2020
Welcome to the Steady Stater! A podcast produced by the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy I'm Brian Czech. In this inaugural episode, I will be introducing myself, the details of the show, and some of the topics I will be discussing in future episodes. The Steady Stater is the only podcast dedicated to advancing the Steady State Economy, which is an economic philosophy seeking save our planet by curbing overconsumption, overpopulation, and halting GDP growth. Now more...

Duration:00:04:31