SPRING REUNION EVENT
THE END OF GROWTH
BY JEFF RUBIN
Book Launch, Interview and Q&A with JEFF RUBIN (BA 1977 INNIS), award winning author, economist, and former Chief Economist and Managing Director, CIBC World Markets.
Moderated by Derek DeCloet, Managing Editor, Report on Business, Globe and Mail
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
7:00 pm (book sales/doors open @ 6:30 pm)
Town Hall, Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave.
Innis alumni are invited to attend a pre-event reception with the author from 6pm-7pm in the Innis Café, 2 Sussex Avenue.
Please RSVP before May 22nd. Space is limited.
Jeff Rubin, one of the world’s leading resource analysts, asks What will it be like to live in a world where growth is over? Hehas thought long and hard about the way cheap oil drives economies. And step by step, in this provocative and clear-eyed new book called THE END OF GROWTH, Rubin shows us how the end of cheap oil equals the end of growth—and the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity.
On top of that cheap oil crisis, the old economic order is inexorably shifting. With China and India sucking up the lion's share of the world's ever more limited resources, the rest of us will have to make do with less. European debt crisis, Japanese nuclear disaster, Arab Spring, Chinese global corporate takeovers: Rubin connects the dots between them and explains what they imply for the future world economy. He predicts that a bigger, longer economic crash than the one that hit us in 2008 will soon be upon us—and that this time, having tapped themselves out propping up world financial institutions in the last recession, governments will not be able to finance stimulus spending and bailouts.
But is this all bad? Can less actually be more? What will the world look like for you and me?
Visit Jeff Rubin's website.