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?

Cold War Left Overs

Daly challenges the assertion that a steady-state economy is inherently capitalistic and must be instead be based on a socialist system.

Piketty Acknowledges a Limit to Inequality–Will He Acknowledge the Limits to Growth?

We are going to need more than a wealth tax to fix our economy.

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.

Integrating Ecology and Economics

What is the best strategy for incorporating limits to growth into economics?

GDP: The Infinite Planet Indicator

If economists know GDP is not a measurement of economic well-being, why have they continued using it as a proxy for this?

Building a Movement for Happiness

Our guest post discusses some exciting initiatives to augment GDP with indicators that measure our well-being or happiness.

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.”

Krugman’s Growthism

Does Paul Krugman believe GDP growth is making us richer or poorer?

Depletion of Moral Capital as a Limit to Growth

How is the depletion of morality effecting the environment and economic growth?