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The World Fertility Transition: Moving Toward a Steady-State Population

“There’s just too many of us and no one is talking about it.”
—Biologist Patrick Benson in Meera Subramanian’s, A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis

 

By Max Kummerow

It is hard to imagine a growing population supporting a steady state economy. “Jobs” and higher incomes for growing numbers of people anchor the platforms of political candidates and economists worldwide.

But what about a different approach?


Crossroads on Global Infrastructure

A momentous choice is before us. Will we choose more mega-highway projects, centralized electric power plants, and mega-dams, or more decentralized wind and solar investments?


Insanity Reigns at the World Bank

Now’s the time to maintain pressure on the World Bank to avoid costly failures in constructing a 21st-century energy infrastructure.


The Daly-Correa Tax: Background and Explanation

Herman Daly has an unorthodox suggestion for curtailing carbon dioxide emissions: grant more power to OPEC.


Occupy the G-8

When the G-8 convened at Camp David, Brent Blackwelder was on hand to address the Occupy Movement.


Growth, Debt, and the World Bank

Herman Daly wonders how the World Bank got in the business of increasing the debt of poor countries.


A Shift in the Burden of Proof

The World Bank and other proponents of growth need to prove that growth is actually “economic” instead of “uneconomic.”


Elitist Growth by Cheap Labor Policies

Jettisoned jobs, illegal immigration, and manic mechanization make for profoundly impractical employment policies.