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Progress Toward a True-Cost Economy Now Comes From Developments in Renewable Energy

by Brent Blackwelder

A renewable energy revolution is sweeping the planet. This revolution has profound implications because it signals that the global economy is moving to stop the growth of our human carbon footprint.

The global economy has run for a century primarily on fossil fuels but is now undergoing a rapid transition to a global economy based significantly on rooftop solar, wind, and efficiency. This is a tangible movement toward a steady state economy because with wind and solar,


Growth and Laissez-faire

Laissez-faire takes on a new meaning — it is the ecosystem, not the economy that must be “left alone” to manage itself and evolve by its own rules.


The End of the Age of Extraction

The age of extraction is ending. We need a true cost economy that can meet people’s needs without undermining planetary life-support systems.


Do We Need a Steady State Economy? One Politician’s Surprising Answer

An interview with a refreshingly astute politician: Andrew Weaver, climate scientist and first Green member of British Columbia’s legislature.


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.


The Visible Hand: Manipulating Market Prices by Influencing Laws and Regulations

Just how efficient are are market prices when they put the future of all species, including humans, at risk?


Pulling Back the Curtain on Economic Growth’s Magic Act

A new book exposes the delusion of endless growth with a clear look at how humanity uses and misuses energy resources.


Making Sense of the Protests through a Post-Growth Lens

Protestors have a visceral grasp on the fact that the economy has been engineered for ecological and financial ruin.


What If We Stopped Fighting for Preservation and Fought Economic Growth Instead?

Tim Murray has a fresh idea for achieving conservation over the long haul.