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Beating Teflon Trump Entails a New Perspective on GDP

By Brian Czech

In the earlier months of Donald Trump’s presidency, Democrats were stunned by his popularity despite his racist rhetoric, acerbic arrogance, and international insults. Trump himself had meanly boasted that he could “shoot somebody on 5th Avenue” and not lose any votes. He knew the American political system—Dems included—worshiped at the altar of GDP growth. Trump, as the quintessential growthist, had skyrocketed to the throne of Untouchable High Priest, albeit in a sharply divided church of red and blue growthists.


The Debt Ceiling: What’s Good for the Public Goose is Good for the Private Gander

It’s common sense: if you want a debt ceiling for the federal government, then you ought to want a debt ceiling for the private sector as well.


Full Employment Versus Jobless Growth

Economic growth is not the same things as “more jobs,” especially with the methods we’ve used to grow the economy.


“Steady State Economy” — a Positive Vision in International Affairs

Brian Czech reflects on his experience at Rio+20, including agreement among delegates about the need for steady state economics.


What Is the Limiting Factor?

It is not for nothing that our system is called “capitalism” rather than “natural resource-ism.”


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.


How to Turn the Power of the Wall Street Protests into Real Reforms

A “repatriation holiday” would be good for well-to-do CEOs and investors, not so good for workers and taxpayers.


President Obama’s (Hoped for) “Amaze Speech”

What if President Obama rose above political expedience and leveled with the American people?


President Obama’s (Hoped For) “Amaze Speech”

What if President Obama rose above political expedience and leveled with the American people?


A Liberating (but Damned Uncomfortable) Conversion

Herman Daly entreats economists not to eschew the wonderful wisdom of Wendell Berry.