Policies needed to stabilize population and consumption will be difficult to enact, but difficult is a lot easier than impossible.
State of denial: it’s easier to pretend that unlimited economic growth can support an unlimited population, including immigrants.
A top priority of doing “everything we can to grow our economy” will worsen climate change, biodiversity loss, water shortages, and pollution.
It’s rare to find a Wall Street Journal columnist (and a Ronald Reagan appointee) calling for a steady-state economy.
The short answer: an economy that allows corporations to externalize costs and trump the rights of indigenous people.
Growing the economy and improving the economy are two very different things — why don’t the candidates for U.S. President get it?
Herman Daly’s synthesis will leave you questioning the most ingrained economic assumptions of our times.
Brent Blackwelder believes 2012 will be the year we break free from the “global suicide pact” of continuous growth.