1. The Impossible Hamster


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    What the impossible hamster has to teach us about economic growth. A new animation from nef (the new economics foundation), scripted by Andrew Simms, numbers crunched by Viki Johnson and pictures realised by Leo Murray. www.neweconomics.org www.onehundredmonths.org www.wakeupfreakout.org www.impossiblehamster.org We wanted to confront people with the meaning and logical conclusion of the promise of endless economic growth. We used a hamster to illustrate what would happen if there were no limits to growth because they double in size each week before reaching maturity at around 6 weeks. But if a hamster grew at the same rate until its first birthday, wed be looking at a nine billion tonne hamster, which ate more than a years worth of world maize production every day. There are reasons in nature, why things dont grow indefinitely. As things are in nature, sooner or later, so they must be in the economy. As economic growth rises, we are pushing the planet ever closer to, and beyond some very real environmental limits. With every doubling in the global economy we use the equivalent in resources of all of the previous doublings combined. Concept, script and narration: Andrew Simms Animation: Leo Murray & Thomas Bristow Sound: Louis Slipperz Scientific Adviser: Victoria Johnson

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    • GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth Trailer


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      How do we become a sustainable civilization? GrowthBusters explores our society's worship of growth everlasting: Economic Growth, Population Growth, Increasing Consumption, and Urban Growth. Please visit the GrowthBusters website to order the film, locate a screening near you, or get information to organize a screening in your community.

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      • RSA Shorts - Growth is Not Enough


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        Based on Kate Roworth's talk "Doughnut Economics" we made this RSA Short. For the full version of the talk (17 min) which I highly recommend visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqJL-cM8gb4

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        • The Dark Side of Bangladesh's Shrimp Boom


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          Shrimp farming in Bangladesh is booming. But not everyone is happy about it. Locals living near the shrimp farms claim saltwater has invaded and ruined their once fertile farmland. Now, community activists like Rafiza Morol are fighting back. Produced By Roser Corella Executive Produced By Storyhunter Storyhunter helps the world's top video journalists and documentary filmmakers produce video stories that matter. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Storyhunter. Or learn more and become a Storyhunter at www.storyhunter.tv

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          • Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity


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            Trailer for a feature-length documentary exploring the superstitions and addictions we must leave behind to become a sustainable civilization. In production now, this non-profit project examines the sustainability of a system that seeks and accelerates urban growth, population growth, consumption growth and economic growth. The end of growth is here. We can either embrace it or go down fighting. For more information about this project and to sign up for email updates, visit www.growthbusters.com

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            • The Service Design Programme


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              A quick introduction to The Service Design Programme from Design Wales. We can help you use design to improve your services and grow your business. Created by Design Wales and fully funded by The Welsh Government, The Service Design Programme is a new initative for the manufacturing and design industries. www.theservicedesignprogramme.org

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              • Peter Victor - Managing without Growth


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                Peter Victor (York University) explained how a non-growing economy can be successful in his keynote address at the Steady State Economy Conference in Leeds, UK. He offered critical insights about ways to maintain full employment, eliminate poverty, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and decrease governmental debt without relying on unsustainable economic growth.

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                • RSA Shorts - Growth is Not Enough


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                  Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country's wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress. Kate Raworth is a renegade economist teaching at Oxford University, and is focused on the rewriting of economics to make it a fit tool for addressing the 21st century's social and ecological challenges. She blogs on Doughnut Economics at http://www.kateraworth.com and tweets @KateRaworth Credits: Voice: Kate Raworth Animation: Marija Jacimovic Design: Milan Perisic Production: Benoit Detall Watch Kate Raworth in full: https://vimeo.com/56749650 Find out more about the RSA: http://www.thersa.org Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg

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                  • Joseph Schumpeter: Economic Growth and Creative Destruction


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                    Joseph Schumpeter was an inconoclastic economist who was influential well beyond his reputation. From his education and original academic and civil service work in Austria, Schumpeter went on to a long, productive career exploring the causes of economic growth and its fluctuation over time. Schumpeter's interest in the dynamics of economic growth processes led him to develop a theory of entrepreneurship, and to argue that innovation is at the core of economic growth. Innovation creates value, but through changes such as product differentiation, previous goods, services, and processes become obsolete and lose their value. Such is the unavoidable "perennial gale of creative destruction".

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                    • [ Peter Victor // Ecological Economics]


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                      Dr. Peter Victor of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University speaks with us about the history and development of economic growth as the primary policy directive of the last few decades.

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