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?

The Role of Cities in Moving Toward a Sustainable Economy

What can one person do to affect positive changes for Planet Earth? Look to the city level for inspiring answers!

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?

Use and Abuse of the “Natural Capital” Concept

Herman Daly explains how we can use prices now as tools for rationing a fixed predetermined flow of resources, rather than determining the volume of resources taken from nature, or the physical scale of the economic subsystem.

Do U.S. Election Financing Laws Force Politicians to Ignore Limits to Growth?

Brent Blackwelder explains the connection between campaign financing laws and a steady state economy.

The Kingdom of God: A Steady State Economy?

Brian Czech discusses a theological basis for a steady state economy.

An Economics Fit for Purpose in a Finite World

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?