Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Economics as if people mattered


Robert Costanza is professor of ecological economics at the University of Vermont and director of the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics. He talks about the things most economists overlook, like the fact that growth can't continue forever on a finite planet, and the ways our well-being is not connected with how much money we have.

To solve real-world problems, he and his colleagues have found The Solutions Journal, a free, on-line journal. In recent article for the journal, they argue that a simple (in concept) regulatory change could prevent future BP-type oil gushers in the gulf. It requires knowing how much the services of the Gulf ecosystems are worth--and one of Costanza's colleagues has calculated that the Mississippi River Delta alone provides $12-47 billion or more in benefits to people each year.

Peak Oil Check-In: Subsidies to Fossil Fuels Make Our Addiction Worse (Part 1)

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline

Virtually every name in the financial pantheon has extended credit in some …

No, Capitalism Isn’t Making Us All Richer and Richer

If you frequent mainstream right-libertarian publications on anything like a …

Capitalism and (De)Growth

I think about capitalism as a moment. A blink in time.

Marginal Productivity Theory

Economists tell us how consumers on the market, “voting” with …

Re-imagining the Polity for a Networked Humanity

Can we envision some sort of transnational polity that could leapfrog over …

10 Ways to Accelerate the Peer-to-Peer and Commons Economy

Let’s engage in a way to produce goods and create value that is free, …

New Forms of Network-based Governance

To return to our original question: How can we develop new ways to preserve …