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A Country of Immigrants

By Herman Daly

Historically, the U.S. is undeniably a country of immigrants. But why is this uncontested fact so repeatedly emphasized? Might the unremitting celebration of immigration as a policy (as opposed to the celebration of particular immigrants as people) obscure a dark side of our immigration history?


Population and the Steady State Economy

By Max Kummerow

Sir David Attenborough remarked in a 2011 presidential lecture to the Royal Society that “every environmental and social problem is made more difficult and ultimately impossible to solve with ever more people.” Wherever women’s status has improved and societies modernized, he said, birth rates have fallen. He begged his audience to “talk about population.”


The Negative Natural Interest Rate and Uneconomic Growth

The next nonsensical strategy for maintaining the dream of endless GDP expansion? Negative interest rates!


Elect More Women: Prerequisite for a Sustainable Economy

With men controlling legislative bodies, we’ve arrived at a global crisis point (both environmentally and socially). It’s time to try electing more women.


The Next President’s Inaugural Speech (If Only…)

Brent Blackwelder as head speechwriter for the next U.S. president? It sure would be a refreshing change.


The Role of Religious Congregations in Promoting a Steady State Economy

Stewardship of creation requires people to accept the limits to growth and manage the economy accordingly. Religious congregations can help spread this idea.


The Big Population Question

Herman Daly doesn’t dodge tough topics or prickly problems. In this post he provides perceptive perspectives on population and a hopeful future for humanity.


Modernizing Henry George

Herman Daly elaborates on the economics of Henry George — reckoning with resources, redistributing rents, and a supplying a sane strategy for serving people and planet.