Insanity Reigns at the World Bank

Now’s the time to maintain pressure on the World Bank to avoid costly failures in constructing a 21st-century energy infrastructure.


The End of the Age of Extraction

The age of extraction is ending. We need a true cost economy that can meet people’s needs without undermining planetary life-support systems.


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.


Water Wars on the Way in Absence of a Steady State

A sustainable economy has to be powered by sustainable energy systems — we need to work on a parallel transition.


What Kind of Example Is Canada Setting?

A look at Canada, a nation with such potential to be a sustainability leader, reveals a tragedy of wasted potential.


Three Glimmers of Hope for an Economic Transformation

Brent Blackwelder sees three possibilities (granted they’re long-shots) for overcoming the obstacles to an economic paradigm shift.


What Kind of Economy Says OK to Tar Sands Oil?

The short answer: an economy that allows corporations to externalize costs and trump the rights of indigenous people.


Today’s Irrational Policies Increase the Costs of Tomorrow’s Storms

Congress appears to be trying to maximize the costs of future coastal storms. What could lawmakers do differently?


Elect More Women: Prerequisite for a Sustainable Economy

With men controlling legislative bodies, we’ve arrived at a global crisis point (both environmentally and socially). It’s time to try electing more women.


Climate Change Trumps Terrorism as Threat to National Security

Threats from abroad are real, but so are the threats from domestic energy policies and overconsumption of fossil fuels.