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Nationalize Money, Not Banks

Banks should not be allowed to live the alchemist’s dream by creating money out of nothing and lending it at interest.


The Populations Problem

Herman Daly offers an original take on the tired debate of “too many people vs. too much consumption” — a spot-on reframing of a critical issue.


Three More Growth Fallacies

Economists are good at making specious arguments in favor of infinite growth. Herman Daly is good at debunking them.


Real Dichotomies Are Not Made “False” by Soft Science or Political Pandering

Ecologists need to stop drinking the green Koolaid and tell it like it is regarding the conflict between economic growth and ecological health.


Uneconomic Growth Deepens Depression

Herman Daly makes the case against using obsolete growth policies to dig out of the recession, and he issues a challenge to technological optimists.


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.


The Infinite-Planet Approach Won’t Solve the European Debt Crisis

To fix the European debt crisis and prevent the next series of financial crises, we’d better learn the lessons of our finite planet.


Wealth, Illth, and Net Welfare

Good and bads, wealth and illth — economic growth produces them all. But how big are the bads and how damaging is the illth?