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Fair Incomes for a Healthy Future: The Sustainable Salaries Act

By Ashfia Khan

To achieve sustainability in the USA and generally, it is crucial that we narrow the income gap between the highest and lowest earners. An equitable distribution of income is a prerequisite of social and environmental sustainability. It’s not just about sustainability, either—it’s about fairness, too.

People tend to be happier and healthier in societies where there is a more equitable distribution of wealth, as well as more likely to receive higher education and have a longer life expectancy.


My CASSE Internship: A Unique Experience in Unsustainable Times

By Ben Valdez

I don’t think it’s ever easy to consider being an unpaid intern right out of college. It’s something you don’t usually think about while you’re in school, at least from my experience, and it’s certainly not something you’re trained to aim for as a prospective graduate.

Before I came to the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy in September of 2019, I had spent the summer at home in the Los Angeles sun,


“Driving” the Growth of Local Economies: Farming or Financing?

By Brian Czech

Among today’s headlines is the pedestrian-sounding “Colin Hanna: Economic growth, new jobs, strengthened pensions.” Author Hanna, surely a well-meaning soul, is pitching the merits of the private equity “industry.” The problem is, Hanna goes so far as to reference “the industry’s clear record of driving economic growth.”


Bring Back Hank Paulson — On One Condition

He’s not the ideal, but if appointed Fed Chair, Hank Paulson might actually consider the environmental effects of Fed policies.


Bill Clinton, The Nature Conservancy, and The Old Win-Win Rhetoric

Wishful thinking and political rhetoric aside, we’ve got to get a handle on economic growth to conserve biodiversity and environmental health.


Supply Shock: The Journey

Writing a book can be a harrowing voyage, especially if you’re paddling upstream against the flood-stage current of conventional economic thinking.


Ecosystem Services: The Traveling Salesman and the Trophic Conundrum

Valuation of ecosystem services is an important, but insufficient, step toward achieving a sustainable economy.