Herman Daly succinctly sums up the steady-state perspective in his suggestion for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
Obama probably understands the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet — he just needs the mandate to do something about it.
Adaptation will mean moving from growth to a steady-state economy, one almost certainly at a smaller scale than at present.
Weather disasters and a consumption disaster waiting to happen in China: the limits to growth are showing up in 2011.
What if President Obama rose above political expedience and leveled with the American people?
Dave Gardner is looking forward to the economic metamorphosis, and maybe you can help him get it started.