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A Country of Immigrants

By Herman Daly

Historically, the U.S. is undeniably a country of immigrants. But why is this uncontested fact so repeatedly emphasized? Might the unremitting celebration of immigration as a policy (as opposed to the celebration of particular immigrants as people) obscure a dark side of our immigration history?


Population and the Steady State Economy

By Max Kummerow

Sir David Attenborough remarked in a 2011 presidential lecture to the Royal Society that “every environmental and social problem is made more difficult and ultimately impossible to solve with ever more people.” Wherever women’s status has improved and societies modernized, he said, birth rates have fallen. He begged his audience to “talk about population.”


Open Borders and the Tragedy of Open Access Commons

State of denial: it’s easier to pretend that unlimited economic growth can support an unlimited population, including immigrants.


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.


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.


Presenting the Economic Policy of the Occupy Movement

Occupiers need to unite around a macroeconomic goal — and the right goal is a steady state economy.


Why Do So Many People Believe in the Fantasy of Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet?

If we don’t start asking, “why?” real soon, our kids will one day be asking “How did we let this happen?”


¡Buenas noticias! ¡La recuperación económica se frena!

Traducción al Español – Dave Gardner perspectivas sobre la economía se estancó.