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The Five Dumbest Things You’ll Hear About Sustainability

People have said some misguided things about how to run a sustainable economy — here are Brian Czech’s top 5.


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.


Bill Clinton, The Nature Conservancy, and The Old Win-Win Rhetoric

Wishful thinking and political rhetoric aside, we’ve got to get a handle on economic growth to conserve biodiversity and environmental health.


The Lurking Inconsistency

Herman Daly suggests that changing the economy will require more than new policies; it’ll require a substantial change in worldview.


Three Glimmers of Hope for an Economic Transformation

Brent Blackwelder sees three possibilities (granted they’re long-shots) for overcoming the obstacles to an economic paradigm shift.


Negative Externalities Are the Norm

Here’s a crazy but true fact: negative externalities are the norm — not the exception — in our current economic setup.


There’s Hope for a New Economy in the New Year

Brent Blackwelder believes 2012 will be the year we break free from the “global suicide pact” of continuous growth.


Why Stop at Massive Economic Growth when Infinite Growth Is within Reach?

Dr. Mountebank urges economists, lesser scientists and all citizens to try on infinite growth for size.


Elitist Growth by Cheap Labor Policies

Jettisoned jobs, illegal immigration, and manic mechanization make for profoundly impractical employment policies.