Daly challenges the assertion that a steady-state economy is inherently capitalistic and must be instead be based on a socialist system.
The Daly News
A switch to solar and other renewables will greatly reduce the resources devoted to waging war and help us achieve a steady state economy.
GDP growth is creating more problems than it solves–which is exactly why we need to keep calculating and monitoring it.
Herman Daly, Daniel Janzen, and the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad are this year’s winners of the Blue Planet Prize. Congratulations!
by Geoffrey Matthews
In Our Common Future, the 1987 report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development is described as a process of change which meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and aspirations. To achieve this objective, the report suggests a series of goals that should underlie national and international action on development.
Our guest post discusses some exciting initiatives to augment GDP with indicators that measure our well-being or happiness.
Brent Blackwelder provides an overview of some of the ecological costs of economic growth, as presented in Tony Juniper’s latest book, What has Nature Ever Done for Us?
The purchase of expensive luxury goods requires an agricultural and extractive surplus at the base of the economy–this is the “tropic theory of money.”