Tom Horton’s Growing, Growing Gone Article

In our local area, retired Baltimore Sun columnist, Tom Horton is one of the few opinion leaders who is willing to take on questions of economic and population growth as fundamental drivers of pollution and environmental degradation. We had the pleasure of hearing Tom speak last week and he was handing out this copy of his article, appended below.

For more general (up to the global level) information about this issue, search for links to the “Steady State Economy,” or start with the CASSE web site at

from that page:

Perpetual economic growth is neither possible nor desirable. Growth, especially in wealthy nations, is already causing more problems than it solves.

Recession isn’t sustainable or healthy either. The positive, sustainable alternative is a steady state economy. Learn More >>

“Growth for the sake of yet more growth is a bankrupt and eventually lethal idea. CASSE is the David fighting the Goliath of endless expansion, and we know how that one turned out.”~ David Orr

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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