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 […]

A Medical Missionary’s Environmental Epiphany

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

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.

Top 10 Policies for a Steady-State Economy

While we’re hunkered down enduring the inevitable collapse of the growth economy, we should consider sound policies for a sustainable economy.

Growth and Laissez-faire

Laissez-faire takes on a new meaning — it is the ecosystem, not the economy that must be “left alone” to manage itself and evolve by its own rules.

The Fracking of “The Limits to Growth”

The contradictions in an oilman’s life offer insights into the complexities that come with confronting the limits to growth.

Full Employment Versus Jobless Growth

Economic growth is not the same things as “more jobs,” especially with the methods we’ve used to grow the economy.

Open Borders and the Tragedy of Open Access Commons

State of denial: it’s easier to pretend that unlimited economic growth can support an unlimited population, including immigrants.