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Collaboration and Changing Beliefs are Two Keys for a Degrowth Economy

Today when we think about a degrowth economy, about fostering the transition towards it and supporting more resilient lifestyles, I imagine – departing from systems theory – that we need something deeper; some kind of economic acupuncture that can trigger specific points that …

Living in the Anthropocene – a Frame for New Activism

We have emerged from the geological epoch of the Holocene into a new epoch designated as the Anthropocene.

What is Degrowth? Envisioning a Prosperous Descent

Our high priests now take the peculiar form of neoclassical economists, bankers, and national treasurers.

The Patience of the Sea

America just now, after all, has more than a little in common with an October day in Ocean City.

He's Told us Not to Blow it

Hopefully you’ve seen the recent movie, The Martian, a film directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from the online book by Andy Weir

Setting Things Straight for the Steady State

Extremely dangerous political rhetoric has proliferated over the past several decades, seducing the masses onto a path that leads to the destruction of nature and civilization.

Low Oil Prices - Why Worry?

The Peak Oil story we have been told is wrong. The collapse in oil production comes from oil prices that are too low, not too high.

One and Half Cheers for Bernie: Decision 2016 and the (Deep) Sustainability Agenda

Recently a friend asked me what I thought about Bernie Sanders, especially with issues of sustainability in mind.  This is my answer.

Limits to Growth: An Update

The 1972 book, Limits to Growth, is the best-selling environmental book of all time, and deservedly so.

Why Is Market Fundamentalism So Tenacious?

One of the great economists of the twentieth century had the misfortune of publishing his magnum opus, The Great Transformation, in 1944, months before the inauguration of a new era of postwar economic growth and consumer culture.

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