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?

What to Do When You Suspect We’re Headed for Collapse

What can you do in the face environmental and social mayhem? Learn something, say something, and do something.

Tensions in Ukraine: A Scramble for Growth?

When viewed through the lens of ecological economics and energy resources, the situation in Ukraine comes into sharp focus.

An Economic Game Plan to Prevent Water Pollution

Water pollution is not just a technical problem. It’s an emergent property of our flawed economic system.

Biocultural Heritage: The Foundation of a Sustainable Economy

Want healthy ecosystems and healthy economies? You’d better think about conserving biocultural heritage.