The population problem should be considered from the point of view of all populations–populations of both humans and their things–if we are going to achieve a steady state economy.
If we are to degrow the economy towards a steady state, we’re going to need to be a whole lot more generous, a whole lot happier, and more grateful for what we have already.
What can one person do to affect positive changes for Planet Earth? Look to the city level for inspiring answers!
Brent Blackwelder explains the connection between campaign financing laws and a steady state economy.
Is there an evolutionary mechanism stopping us from living within our planetary constraints? If so, can we overcome it before it is too late?
Mainstream economists base their recommendations on the idea that the Earth is somehow infinite–a notion equally absurd as the idea that the Earth is flat.
Our current economic policy goal is not fit for a finite and entropic world. But what would our economic policy goal be in a steady state economy?
To avoid a fate like the Mayans in Central America and the Polynesians on Easter Island, we will need to move toward a steady state economy–with the help of social scientists and natural scientists.
When individual action is too little, and national policy reform will be too late, community-based movement may be just right.