Depletion of Moral Capital as a Limit to Growth

by Herman Daly In the Social Limits to Growth, Fred Hirsh argues that Morality of the minimum order necessary for the functioning of a market system was assumed, nearly always implicitly, to be a kind of permanent free good, a natural resource of a non depleting kind. Elaborating on the relation of Adam Smith’s Theory […]

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.

A Medical Missionary’s Environmental Epiphany

What can leprosy and its treatment teach us about ourselves and how to manage our environmental crises?

Logic in the Face of Sea Level Rise

In a steady state economy, the government would handle coastal disasters differently than in today’s growth-obsessed society.

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.

Remembering Robert Goodland

Robert Goodland’s life story will inspire all who care about the environment and social justice.

The Negative Natural Interest Rate and Uneconomic Growth

The next nonsensical strategy for maintaining the dream of endless GDP expansion? Negative interest rates!

Dualist Economics

Herman Daly analyzes the philosophies of Frederick Soddy, a well known pioneer of chemistry, but also an insightful pioneer of economics.