The Puzzling Flattening of Carbon Emissions and the Problem of Global Growth

In this guest post, Kurt Cobb explains why global economic growth may not have grown as carbon emissions remained flat in 2014, despite claims by the International Energy Agency.

A New Economy Will Help Save Rivers and Fisheries

Many activities that today damage rivers and fisheries would not occur in a steady state economy.

Oil and Real Estate Bubbles in Canada: What Goes up Won’t so Smoothly Come Down

Magnus-Johnston explains how these investments are funded, and how it exacerbates our economy’s growth imperative.

Peace, Love, and the Gift

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.

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.

Piketty Acknowledges a Limit to Inequality–Will He Acknowledge the Limits to Growth?

We are going to need more than a wealth tax to fix our economy.

The One Percent: Not Kristallnacht but Lebensraum

The purchase of expensive luxury goods requires an agricultural and extractive surplus at the base of the economy–this is the “tropic theory of money.”

The Negative Natural Interest Rate and Uneconomic Growth

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

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.