Animal Welfare: Seeing the Forest for the Denizens

Has economic growth become the inconvenient truth for animal welfare?

Paul Krugman on Limits to Growth: Beware the Bathwater

Brian Czech responds to Paul Krugman’s shockingly weak column, which argues against the limits to growth with the example of slow steaming.

The Kingdom of God: A Steady State Economy?

Brian Czech discusses a theological basis for a steady state economy.

The Overlooked Anniversary: Forty Years Ago Congress and the President Called for a Steady State Economy

How should we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the ESA and the 100 year anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon?

Gross Domestic Problem: Don’t Shoot the Measurement

GDP growth is creating more problems than it solves–which is exactly why we need to keep calculating and monitoring it.

The One Percent: Not Kristallnacht but Lebensraum

The purchase of expensive luxury goods requires an agricultural and extractive surplus at the base of the economy–this is the “tropic theory of money.”

Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals

Five reasons why economic growth should be the rallying point for environmentalists and conservationists.

Duck Dynasty, the Green Party, and Steady Statesmanship

First things first — you can’t have a healthy economy unless you also have a healthy environment. Shouldn’t at least one political party get that?

The Five Dumbest Things You’ll Hear About Sustainability

People have said some misguided things about how to run a sustainable economy — here are Brian Czech’s top 5.

The Debt Ceiling: What’s Good for the Public Goose is Good for the Private Gander

It’s common sense: if you want a debt ceiling for the federal government, then you ought to want a debt ceiling for the private sector as well.