Spending on Preventing Climate Wars versus Spending to Secure Sources of Oil

To avoid a fate like the Mayans in Central America and the Polynesians on Easter Island, we will need to move toward a steady state economy–with the help of social scientists and natural scientists.

Three Limits to Growth

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!

Giant Mats of Green Slime in Lake Erie Signal a Need for New Economic Approaches to Pollution

What do we do when water supplies are cut off to a city of 400,000 people?

Transformative Common Sense in Vermont

Vermont moves to the forefront of a quiet revolution to integrate GPI into social and economic policy.

The Overlooked Anniversary: Forty Years Ago Congress and the President Called for a Steady State Economy

How should we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the ESA and the 100 year anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon?

Iraq and the Military-Industrial Complex versus a True Cost Economy

A switch to solar and other renewables will greatly reduce the resources devoted to waging war and help us achieve a steady state economy.

Gross Domestic Problem: Don’t Shoot the Measurement

GDP growth is creating more problems than it solves–which is exactly why we need to keep calculating and monitoring it.

News on Blue Planet Prize

Herman Daly, Daniel Janzen, and the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad are this year’s winners of the Blue Planet Prize. Congratulations!

Fresh Water, Growth, Degrowth, and the Steady State Economy

by Geoffrey Matthews In Our Common Future, the 1987 report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development is described as a process of change which meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and aspirations. To achieve this objective, […]

Integrating Ecology and Economics

What is the best strategy for incorporating limits to growth into economics?