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Forty Years with Birds and Dogs 

No-growth Economics

Herman Daly defines a steady state economy as "an economy with constant stocks of people and artifacts, maintained at some desired, sufficient levels by low rates of maintenance throughput, that is, by the lowest feasible flows of matter and energy from the first stage of production to the last stage of consumption."
(from CASSE's website steadystate.org)

In "The Webs of Varok" (second book in the "Archives of Varok," I have woven the features of Varok's steady-state economy into the setting. It is disrupted by the villainess MAHNTIK in ways that were "business-as-usual" on Earth in the 20th century. The ellls and varoks, with the help of the human heroine TANDRA, must find ways to re-build the no-growth economy in the hopes that Varok can provide a sustainable model for Earth to follow.
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