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 […]

Tensions in Ukraine: A Scramble for Growth?

When viewed through the lens of ecological economics and energy resources, the situation in Ukraine comes into sharp focus.

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.

Do We Have the Courage to Bring the 800-lb Gorilla out of the Corner?

Jimmy fox suggests three steps necessary to shrink our ecological footprint to fit within Earth’s biocapacity.

Logic in the Face of Sea Level Rise

In a steady state economy, the government would handle coastal disasters differently than in today’s growth-obsessed society.

Toward a Finite-Planet Journalism

If the majority of voters remain ecologically illiterate, they must give up either civilization or democracy.

Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals

Five reasons why economic growth should be the rallying point for environmentalists and conservationists.

The Negative Natural Interest Rate and Uneconomic Growth

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

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.

Duck Dynasty, the Green Party, and Steady Statesmanship

First things first — you can’t have a healthy economy unless you also have a healthy environment. Shouldn’t at least one political party get that?