by Max Kummerow In Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline (Crown Publishing Group, New York, 2019) Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson argue that population decline will bring many social and economic changes—some good, some bad. They assert that “In three decades, give or take…global population starts to decline.” Note that their title is […]
By Robert A. Herendeen … appealing to people to restrain themselves [by] self-enforced abstinence alone is a waste of time. By and large, we consume as much as our incomes allow…. changes… cannot take place without constraints that apply to everyone rather than everyone else. Manmade global warming cannot be restrained unless we persuade […]
by David Kane Those who believe that there is a fundamental conflict between economic growth and environmental protection will find Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, Laudato Si (Praised Be), a welcome addition to the literature; as well as an important tool in helping others, especially Catholics, to understand and accept the limitations of economic growth. Pope […]
by Dr. Trevor Hancock Editor’s note: A version of this post ran originally in the Times Colonist. For the past three years, I have been leading an important project for the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), which led to the release on May 25th of our Discussion Paper and a 100-page technical report on global change […]
Our current economic policy goal is not fit for a finite and entropic world. But what would our economic policy goal be in a steady state economy?
Our guest post discusses some exciting initiatives to augment GDP with indicators that measure our well-being or happiness.
The transition from profit-based businesses to not-for-profit enterprises offers one of the most hopeful paths to a sustainable economy.
Eric Zencey reports encouraging news from the United Nations, but he knows a sustainable economic system won’t arise without concerted effort.
Good and bads, wealth and illth — economic growth produces them all. But how big are the bads and how damaging is the illth?
Valuation of ecosystem services is an important, but insufficient, step toward achieving a sustainable economy.