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[Book Review] Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

by Max Kummerow In Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline (Crown Publishing Group, New York, 2019) Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson argue that population decline will bring many social and economic changes—some good, some bad. They assert that “In three decades, give or take…global population starts to decline.” Note that their title is […]


The World Fertility Transition: Moving Toward a Steady-State Population

“There’s just too many of us and no one is talking about it.” —Biologist Patrick Benson in Meera Subramanian’s, A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis   By Max Kummerow It is hard to imagine a growing population supporting a steady state economy. “Jobs” and higher incomes for growing numbers of people anchor […]


How Studying in Asia Made Me See the Need for a Steady State Economy

Asian nations are running a dangerous experiment on the long-term consequences of short-term economic growth.


Environmental Heroes Can Inspire Economic Reformers

Brent Blackwelder looks to this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize winners for inspiration in the fight for a sustainable and fair economy.


An Open Letter to Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the Environment

James Johnston sees through what could only be described as a hoax by Canada’s Minister of the Environment.


New Evidence for Changing the Nature of the Global Economy

Weather disasters and a consumption disaster waiting to happen in China: the limits to growth are showing up in 2011.