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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.


Presenting the Economic Policy of the Occupy Movement

Occupiers need to unite around a macroeconomic goal — and the right goal is a steady state economy.


Book Review: 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years by Jorgen Randers

Adaptation will mean moving from growth to a steady-state economy, one almost certainly at a smaller scale than at present.


Neoclassical Economist Recants Key Article of Faith

Eric Zencey explains why GDP is an indicator for amnesiacs.


New Evidence for Changing the Nature of the Global Economy

Weather disasters and a consumption disaster waiting to happen in China: the limits to growth are showing up in 2011.


President Obama’s (Hoped for) “Amaze Speech”

What if President Obama rose above political expedience and leveled with the American people?