Mainstream economists base their recommendations on the idea that the Earth is somehow infinite–a notion equally absurd as the idea that the Earth is flat.
When individual action is too little, and national policy reform will be too late, community-based movement may be just right.
What do we do when water supplies are cut off to a city of 400,000 people?
A switch to solar and other renewables will greatly reduce the resources devoted to waging war and help us achieve a steady state economy.
GDP growth is creating more problems than it solves–which is exactly why we need to keep calculating and monitoring it.
Herman Daly, Daniel Janzen, and the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad are this year’s winners of the Blue Planet Prize. Congratulations!
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, […]
What is the best strategy for incorporating limits to growth into economics?
Our guest post discusses some exciting initiatives to augment GDP with indicators that measure our well-being or happiness.