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.


A Question of Scarcity

On our full-world planet, we face an urgent challenge to find strategic points in decision-making processes to encourage “right-sized” consumption.


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 Debt Ceiling: What’s Good for the Public Goose is Good for the Private Gander

It’s common sense: if you want a debt ceiling for the federal government, then you ought to want a debt ceiling for the private sector as well.


Unlimited Competition Is Not Sustainable

Running in place on a treadmill, the agricultural sector illustrates how continuous competition leads to nowhere.


Growth and Laissez-faire

Laissez-faire takes on a new meaning — it is the ecosystem, not the economy that must be “left alone” to manage itself and evolve by its own rules.


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.


Bring Back Hank Paulson — On One Condition

He’s not the ideal, but if appointed Fed Chair, Hank Paulson might actually consider the environmental effects of Fed policies.


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.


A Post-Growth Economy in France?

Heads of state and top economists actively discussing and debating a post-growth economy? Now that’s progress!