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Water Wars on the Way in Absence of a Steady State

A sustainable economy has to be powered by sustainable energy systems — we need to work on a parallel transition.


Steady Statesmanship Goes Global

A window of opportunity has opened at the United Nations: it’s time to promote the steady state economy around the globe.


Do We Need a Steady State Economy? One Politician’s Surprising Answer

An interview with a refreshingly astute politician: Andrew Weaver, climate scientist and first Green member of British Columbia’s legislature.


Three Glimmers of Hope for an Economic Transformation

Brent Blackwelder sees three possibilities (granted they’re long-shots) for overcoming the obstacles to an economic paradigm shift.


Obama’s Top Priority Will Intensify Environmental and Social Crises

A top priority of doing “everything we can to grow our economy” will worsen climate change, biodiversity loss, water shortages, and pollution.


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.


Enough Is Enough (Excerpt)

If want to feel hopeful about solving the world’s most profound environmental and social problems, you can look to the wisdom of “enough.”


Sliding Down the Slippery Slope: A Truth Too Big for Obama

President Obama has put win-win rhetoric ahead of the truth and become the Cheerleader in Chief for economic growth.


The Power of Story for Changing the Economy

Our culture has to change if we’re going to build a sustainable economy. To get the changes rolling, we need to harness the power of stories.


Pulsing Paradigm or Steady State?

Howard Odum’s conception of a “pulse” offers some food for thought about how to establish of a steady state economy.