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The Story of a Steady-State Christmas Yet to Come

by James Lamont

Every year we are inundated with a mountain of content advising us on how to have a low impact or psychologically healthy Christmas, complete with the latest juicy and disturbing figures from our laughably inefficient economy. Caught in a matrix of overbearing social obligations, financial and employment pressures, and the imminent collapse of our life support systems, the proliferation of these articles is a welcome sign.


The GameStop Boom: Lessons for Steady Staters

by James MacGregor Palmer

Over the last week of January, it was hard to miss the headlines: “Reddit vs Wall Street,” “Reddit Sparks Wall Street Crisis,” “The Reddit Traders Who Took On Wall Street’s Elite.” The GameStop phenomenon, fueled by the Reddit forum “WallStreetBets,” was pitched as a David vs Goliath story where a group of ordinary citizens took on the elites and won.


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.


“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.


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?