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Maybe It’s Time to Offend a Few Folks

Alexandra Paul says it’s time to put aside politeness when it comes to opening a dialogue about overpopulation.


Pulsing Paradigm or Steady State?

Howard Odum’s conception of a “pulse” offers some food for thought about how to establish of a steady state economy.


Efficiency and Entrepreneurship: Key Ingredients for Infinite Growth

Professor Mountebank sets the record straight: the magic of infinite growth comes from the magic of ever-increasing efficiency.


Selecting “Surrogate Species” for Conservation: How About an 800-Pounder?

Brian Czech offers sound advice for conservation professionals and everyone else concerned with protecting wildlife and ecosystems.


Population and a Dose of Common Sense

Blake Alcott navigates the mine field of population policy and manages to defuse a mine or two along the way.


“Steady State Economy” — a Positive Vision in International Affairs

Brian Czech reflects on his experience at Rio+20, including agreement among delegates about the need for steady state economics.


Uneconomic Growth Deepens Depression

Herman Daly makes the case against using obsolete growth policies to dig out of the recession, and he issues a challenge to technological optimists.


Economic Growth, Obesity, and the Creed of Greed

Society has reached a tipping point where further economic growth is causing serious health problems.


Could Obama Be the First Steady-State President?

Obama probably understands the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet — he just needs the mandate to do something about it.


Wealth, Illth, and Net Welfare

Good and bads, wealth and illth — economic growth produces them all. But how big are the bads and how damaging is the illth?