What About Innovating Beyond the Growth Trap? A Challenge to the Ecofiscal Commission’s Growth Fixation

By James Magnus-Johnston A new voice has emerged recently in Canada called the “Ecofiscal Commission,” which could have the funding, clout, and determination to steer the country in a more promising direction. The group includes high-profile economists, former political leaders, and high-powered financiers. They define “ecofiscal policy” as something that “corrects market price signals to […]

The Pope Francis Encyclical And Its Economics

By Brent Blackwelder The Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis is attracting extraordinary attention for its message on global warming, deforestation, loss of biological diversity, and other pressing environmental issues. What is less well known is the extensive critique of the global economy found in his 184-page Encyclical. This blog highlights some of the significant points […]

Progress Toward a True-Cost Economy Now Comes From Developments in Renewable Energy

by Brent Blackwelder A renewable energy revolution is sweeping the planet. This revolution has profound implications because it signals that the global economy is moving to stop the growth of our human┬ácarbon footprint. The global economy has run for a century primarily on fossil fuels but is now undergoing a rapid transition to a global […]

A Thirst for Economic Change?

Our San Francisco Chapter Director, Erik Alm, tells us about the steady state implications of California’s most recent drought.

Earth Day Message: Double the Native Forest Cover

This Earth Day, Brent Blackwelder urges us to double the current amount of native forest cover.

A Business Built for Resilience

James Magnus-Johnston describes how businesses may operate in a steady state economy.

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.

Adjusting the Fifth to a Finite Planet, Part II

In part two of two, Eric Zencey explains how American Constitutional case law has come to value private property over the interests of other citizens.

Adjusting the Fifth to a Finite Planet, Part 1

In part one of two, Eric Zencey explains how American Constitutional case law has come to value private property over the interests of other citizens.