Contrasting Climate Policies in the House and Senate

By Brian Snyder

On March 10, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin introduced America’s Clean Future Fund Act, a fairly ambitious plan to combat climate change. While skeptics will be able to identify plenty of weaknesses in the bill and might argue that it remains enmeshed in a growth-economy worldview, the potential for progress warrants our appreciation. Meanwhile in the House, the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act,

Guess What Trudeau Said About Growth?

By James Magnus-Johnston

In an appeal to Mr. Trudeau’s philosophical musings, I’ve written a letter to him listing five ways Canada can foster a better, more sustainable economy.



“There are a lot of people out there, environmental thinkers like Herman Daly and others, who talk about the fact that maybe endless growth within a finite system is not either possible or even desirable.

Adjusting the Fifth to a Finite Planet, Part II

In part two of two, Eric Zencey explains how American Constitutional case law has come to value private property over the interests of other citizens.

Building a Movement for Happiness

Our guest post discusses some exciting initiatives to augment GDP with indicators that measure our well-being or happiness.

Neoclassical Economist Recants Key Article of Faith

Eric Zencey explains why GDP is an indicator for amnesiacs.



Other Conferences

There have been a number of other events around the globe focusing on achieving the degrowth transition to a steady state economy. These include:

Posizione verso la Crescita Economica (Italian)

Considerato che:

1) La crescita economica, come viene definita nei libri di testo ufficiali, è un aumento della produzione e del consumo di beni e servizi;

2) La crescita economica avviene quando c’è un aumento del prodotto tra popolazione e consumo pro capita;

3) L’economia globale cresce come un insieme unificato composto dai settori agricoli, estrattivi, manifatturieri, industriali e dei servizi, i quali necessitano risorse materiali e generano rifiuti;