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A Not-So-Nobel Prize for Growth Economists

No follow-up should be needed to expose the ludicrousness of Nordhaus’s statement, but just in case: Agriculture is the very foundation of the economy. No agriculture, no anything else. Think about it. Any hit on agriculture – whether from climate change, bad luck, or stupid policies – has a magnified effect on the economy at large.


The Guardian and Monbiot versus Forbes and Worstall

Daly explains how the conflation of growth and development, and a reliance on the Cobb-Douglass production function, can lead to the spurious conclusion that natural resources are unimportant factors of production.


Do We Have the Courage to Bring the 800-lb Gorilla out of the Corner?

Jimmy fox suggests three steps necessary to shrink our ecological footprint to fit within Earth’s biocapacity.


Ending the Insanity of Ecocide

Ecocidal tendencies have no place in either our legal or our economic institutions. Here’s a direct way to help put an end to ecocide.


A Question of Scarcity

On our full-world planet, we face an urgent challenge to find strategic points in decision-making processes to encourage “right-sized” consumption.


The Surprising Conclusion to an Important New Book

It’s rare to find a Wall Street Journal columnist (and a Ronald Reagan appointee) calling for a steady-state economy.


Occupy the G-8

When the G-8 convened at Camp David, Brent Blackwelder was on hand to address the Occupy Movement.