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Preempting a Misleading Argument: Why Environmental Problems Will Stop Tracking with GDP

I hate to say I told you so, and could be too dead to do so, so I’ll tell you in advance: One decade soon, environmental problems will stop tracking with GDP.

A Stick in the Stocking: Santa’s Supply Shock

It’s déjà vu all over again: another oil “supply shock.” Seems like we’ve had one every few weeks for the past few months.

Animal Welfare: Seeing the Forest for the Denizens

If you’re a Huffington Post reader, your love of animals has been nurtured by “Hedgehogs Being Adorable,” “Baby Hippo Has Won Our Hearts,” and other such gems.

The Overlooked Anniversary: Forty Years Ago Congress and the President Called for a Steady State Economy

You read that right. Pursuant to an act of the 93rd Congress, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the establishment of a steady state economy. That law was called the “Endangered Species Act.”

Gross Domestic Problem: Don’t Shoot the Measurement

The realization is gradually spreading that GDP growth can’t continue forever. This reality is causing societal angst and discomfort.

The One Percent: Not Kristallnacht but Lebensraum

Remember Tom Perkins? Probably nobody wants to, but with all the talk about the profligacy of the one percent, Perkins comes iconically to mind.

Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals

You read that headline right, so let’s start with a disclaimer: Climate change is one of the biggest threats of the 21st century. Only idiots, ignorami, and certain categories of the insane dismiss the abundant science pointing to climate change, its causes, and its ongoing and future effects.

Duck Dynasty, the Green Party, and Steady Statesmanship

First things first — protect the environment and all the awesome potential of the United States can be achieved. Lose focus on the environment and the rug will be pulled from posterity’s future.

The Five Dumbest Things You’ll Hear About Sustainability

This one’s about dumb, dumber, and dumbest, plus two intermediate levels for good measure. Ready for the inglorious countdown?

The debt ceiling: What’s good for the public goose is good for the private gander

Tea Partiers railing against raising the debt ceiling have a valid point. Operating on perpetual deficits and debt is unsustainable. In fact, a perpetually growing government would be impossible under any circumstances. That’s pursuant to the dictum that nothing grows forever.