The Steady Stater

The Steady Stater

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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 economi…


The Trophic Theory of Money, Part 2
Oct 19 • 22 min
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…
The Trophic Theory of Money, Part 1
Oct 12 • 16 min
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…
Dick Lamm: The Almost Steady-State President
Oct 5 • 23 min
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…
Steady Statesmanship Down Under (with Martin Tye)
Sep 27 • 27 min
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…
Overshoot Day: A Conversation with Laurel Hanscom
Sep 20 • 33 min
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…
Steady State Politics: Up for the Challenge?
Sep 14 • 16 min
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…
GDP: Don’t Shoot the Measurement!
Sep 6 • 13 min
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…
Buzzwords, Oxymorons, and Slippery Shibboleths
Aug 30 • 19 min
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…
The Most Shocking Conclusion of Mainstream Economics
Aug 23 • 18 min
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…
What is the Steady State Economy?
Aug 16 • 27 min
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…
Joe Biden and the Steady State Economy
Aug 10 • 21 min
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…
Welcome to the Show!
Aug 3 • 4 min
Welcome to the Steady Stater! A podcast produced by the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State EconomyI’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…