Zero growth

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Zero growth may refer to:

  • Degrowth, a social movement advocating the deliberate contraction of economies
  • Steady-state economy, an economic system designed not to grow
  • Zero population growth, a condition of demographic balance towards which some people believe the world should aspire
  • The Limits to Growth, a 1972 controversial and bestselling book that projected a vicious overshoot-and-collapse scenario to materialize globally by the mid to latter part of the 21st century
  • Prosperity Without Growth, a 2009 publication and international bestselling book, challenging mainstream economics and its continued pursuit of economic growth
  • Post-growth, a range of organizations and initiatives addressing the limits-to-growth challenge in various ways
  • Uneconomic growth, a concept describing the costs of further economic growth outweighing its benefits

Other relevant articles:

  • The article on Economic growth, contains a subsection on 'Environmental and physical constraints', documenting various predicaments related to economic growth
  • Ecological economics, an independent economics subdiscipline generally skeptical or critical of further economic growth
  • Genuine progress indicator, a metric that has been suggested to replace, or supplement, gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of economic growth
  • Global Footprint Network, an international nonprofit organization measuring human resource consumption compared to available biocapacity in order to create a future where all humans can live well within the means of one planet Earth
  • Planetary boundaries, a scientific framework defining thresholds beyond which human economic activity cannot pass without risking irreversible and abrupt environmental damage
  • Post-materialism, the transformation of individual values from materialist, physical and economic to new individual values of autonomy and self-expression
  • Anti-consumerism, a criticism of the dehumanizing behaviour involved in continually buying and consuming material possessions
  • Green politics, a political ideology aiming to create an ecologically sustainable society rooted in environmentalism and various universal principles
  • Green anarchism, an anarchist revolutionary praxis dedicated to both human and ecological liberation
  • Anarcho-primitivism, an anarchist critique of civilization, advocating deindustrialization and the abandonment of large-scale organization