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Reply to Troy Vettese’s “Against Steady-State Economics” 1

By Herman Daly

Steady staters are used to being attacked by right-wing neoliberals. Attacks from left-wing neo-Marxists are new and require a reply. To put the matter simply, Marxists hate capitalism, and they mistakenly assume that steady-state economics is inherently capitalist. Vettese is a Marxist; ergo, Vettese hates steady-state economics.

To spell this out, let’s begin by giving Marx due credit for emphasizing the reality of class exploitation under all heretofore existing economic systems,


Geo-engineering or Cosmic Protectionism?

Herman Daly exposes the absurdity of geo-engineering as a solution to climate change.


Sustaining our Commonwealth of Nature and Knowledge

How can we get a sustainable, fair, and efficient economy? Herman Daly breaks it down.