The Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) has sent a letter to the presidents of the top ten environmental NGOs challenging them to a debate. The debate will center around one question: “Is there a conflict between economic growth and environmental protection?”
by Brent Blackwelder A year ago, I wrote about how a true-cost steady state economy would deal with water pollution. Last August, the alarming green slime at the west end of Lake Erie was so bad that it shut down Toledo’s water supply for half a million people. Who would pay the tremendous damages caused […]
by Herman Daly As a Protestant Christian my devotion to the Catholic Church has been rather minimal, based largely on respect for early church history, and for love of an aunt who was a nun. In recent times the Catholic Church’s opposition to birth control, plus the pedophile and cover-up scandals, further alienated me. Like […]
Brian explains how GDP growth will eventually stop tracking with environmental damage–but the reasons may not be what you’d expect!
In part two of two, Eric Zencey explains how American Constitutional case law has come to value private property over the interests of other citizens.
by Brian Czech Whether or not you like President Obama or his policy preferences, you have to acknowledge his consistency. Even those with “zero regard” for the president confess, “At least Obama is consistent.” But not consistently. There is one issue, at least, on which he hasn’t held still, moving in and out like an […]
What can leprosy and its treatment teach us about ourselves and how to manage our environmental crises?
Five reasons why economic growth should be the rallying point for environmentalists and conservationists.
First things first — you can’t have a healthy economy unless you also have a healthy environment. Shouldn’t at least one political party get that?
Bill Clinton could be the world’s most influential steady stater… if only he would put aside the wishful thinking of continuous economic growth.