What are we about?
CASSE NSW purpose is to advance the Steady State Economy, with stabilized population and consumption, as a policy goal and a concomitant aim of greater well-being and social equity with widespread public support.
We pursue this mission by:
educating citizens, organizations, and policy makers on the conflict between economic growth and
(1) environmental protection
(2) ecological and economic sustainability, and
(3) national security and international stability;
promoting the steady state economy as a desirable alternative to economic growth;
studying and advancing the means to establish a steady state economy and what this may entail.
Together we can make a difference!
“ you will not find the term 'uneconomic growth' in any macroeconomics textbook. Any increase in real GDP is called “economic growth” even if it increases costs faster than benefits. That richer (more net wealth) is better than poorer is a truism. The relevant question, though, is, does growth still make us richer, or has it begun to make us poorer by increasing “illth” (i.e. negative effects of growth ) faster than wealth?"
Prof Herman Daly (a founder of ecological economics)