Oil and Real Estate Bubbles in Canada: What Goes up Won’t so Smoothly Come Down

Magnus-Johnston explains how these investments are funded, and how it exacerbates our economy’s growth imperative.

A Population Perspective on the Steady State Economy

The population problem should be considered from the point of view of all populations–populations of both humans and their things–if we are going to achieve a steady state economy.

Crossroads on Global Infrastructure

A momentous choice is before us. Will we choose more mega-highway projects, centralized electric power plants, and mega-dams, or more decentralized wind and solar investments?

A Stick in the Stocking: Santa’s Supply Shock

A drop in fuel prices may seem great now, but what happens after the party is over?

Peace, Love, and the Gift

If we are to degrow the economy towards a steady state, we’re going to need to be a whole lot more generous, a whole lot happier, and more grateful for what we have already.

The Guardian and Monbiot versus Forbes and Worstall

Daly explains how the conflation of growth and development, and a reliance on the Cobb-Douglass production function, can lead to the spurious conclusion that natural resources are unimportant factors of production.

Hedonism, Survivalism, and the Burden of Knowledge

What do we do with the knowledge that we may be headed for climate catastrophe?

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 New Economy versus Today’s Flat Earthers

Mainstream economists base their recommendations on the idea that the Earth is somehow infinite–a notion equally absurd as the idea that the Earth is flat.