How Studying in Asia Made Me See the Need for a Steady State Economy

Asian nations are running a dangerous experiment on the long-term consequences of short-term economic growth.

Voluntary Simplicity and the Steady-State Economy

People who live simply and mindfully set the example for the good life in a steady state economy.

How Many People Can a State Sustain?

It’s a tough question to answer — how many people can a state sustainably support? But Vermont has taken a crack at it.

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.

Albert A. Bartlett: Ode to a Gentle Giant

Jan Lars Mueller delivers a touching tribute to Albert Bartlett, a leading light of the sustainability movement.

Fixing Food and Farming with a True-Cost Economy

The transition to a steady state economy coincides with the transition to an ecologically sound food system.

Too Many Jobs

Policies needed to stabilize population and consumption will be difficult to enact, but difficult is a lot easier than impossible.

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.

Maybe It’s Time to Offend a Few Folks

Alexandra Paul says it’s time to put aside politeness when it comes to opening a dialogue about overpopulation.

China’s Infinite-Growth Haze

China is playing a dangerous game based on a seductive (but faulty) economic theory.