A drop in fuel prices may seem great now, but what happens after the party is over?
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.
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.
What do we do with the knowledge that we may be headed for climate catastrophe?
Has economic growth become the inconvenient truth for animal welfare?
Brian Czech responds to Paul Krugman’s shockingly weak column, which argues against the limits to growth with the example of slow steaming.
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.
Brian Czech discusses a theological basis for a steady state economy.
Our current economic policy goal is not fit for a finite and entropic world. But what would our economic policy goal be in a steady state economy?
Our economy faces a futility limit, ecological catastrophe limit, and an economic limit. Fortunately, the economic limit will likely be the first we encounter; hopefully we can implement a steady state economy before the others are reached!