Herman Daly discusses the natural alliances between peacemakers and steady staters, and between the growth economy and warfare.
The population problem should be considered from the point of view of all populations–populations of both humans and their things–if we are going to achieve a steady state economy.
Our current economic policy goal is not fit for a finite and entropic world. But what would our economic policy goal be in a steady state economy?
Our economy faces a futility limit, ecological catastrophe limit, and an economic limit. Fortunately, the economic limit will likely be the first we encounter; hopefully we can implement a steady state economy before the others are reached!
Daly challenges the assertion that a steady-state economy is inherently capitalistic and must be instead be based on a socialist system.
What can leprosy and its treatment teach us about ourselves and how to manage our environmental crises?
The next nonsensical strategy for maintaining the dream of endless GDP expansion? Negative interest rates!