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Fresh Water, Growth, Degrowth, and the Steady State Economy

by Geoffrey Matthews

In Our Common Future, the 1987 report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development is described as a process of change which meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and aspirations. To achieve this objective, the report suggests a series of goals that should underlie national and international action on development.


How Studying in Asia Made Me See the Need for a Steady State Economy

Asian nations are running a dangerous experiment on the long-term consequences of short-term economic growth.


Voluntary Simplicity and the Steady-State Economy

People who live simply and mindfully set the example for the good life in a steady state economy.


Open Borders and the Tragedy of Open Access Commons

State of denial: it’s easier to pretend that unlimited economic growth can support an unlimited population, including immigrants.


Maybe It’s Time to Offend a Few Folks

Alexandra Paul says it’s time to put aside politeness when it comes to opening a dialogue about overpopulation.


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?


Economics as “Unusual” in Australian Politics

Senator Christine Milne drops some seeds of hope in the barren fields of the Australian political landscape.


The Populations Problem

Herman Daly offers an original take on the tired debate of “too many people vs. too much consumption” — a spot-on reframing of a critical issue.


More People, Less Unemployment?

In a shocking turn of events, politicians have said some misleading things. They have a lot to learn about the needed demographic and economic transition.