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The Resilience Imperative and Civil Disobedience

Michael Lewis, lead author of “The Resilience Imperative,” advises civil disobedience as a strategy for steady staters.


The Higgs Boson and the Steady State Economy

Discovery of the Higgs boson required incredible resources and resourcefulness — the same is necessary for discovering a new economy.


Real Dichotomies Are Not Made “False” by Soft Science or Political Pandering

Ecologists need to stop drinking the green Koolaid and tell it like it is regarding the conflict between economic growth and ecological health.


Occupy the G-8

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


What Is the Limiting Factor?

It is not for nothing that our system is called “capitalism” rather than “natural resource-ism.”


The Influence of Donella Meadows and Limits to Growth

Donella Meadows was way ahead of her time, and her words continue to provide inspiration 40 years after she wrote The Limits to Growth.


Deceptionomics

Deceptionomics allows all sorts of unwise decisions about economic growth, environmental protection, and human well-being.


Technological Progress for Dummies

Part 1 of Brian Czech’s explanation of why we can’t rely on technological progress to overcome the limits to economic growth.


Rio+20 Needs to Address the Downsides of Growth

Herman Daly succinctly sums up the steady-state perspective in his suggestion for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.


Could Obama Be the First Steady-State President?

Obama probably understands the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet — he just needs the mandate to do something about it.