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No Mere Resolution: The Vermont Legislature and the Steady State Economy

In Vermont, a famously beautiful and progressive land that has also offered us a viable presidential candidate, there was virtually unanimous support in the legislature for recognizing limits to economic growth, the problems caused by growth, and the solutions inherent to a steady state economy.

Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up

It is time to reframe the debate to recognize that we have pushed growth in material consumption beyond Earth’s environmental limits.

The Renewed Debates on Sharing, Inequality, and the Limits to Growth

The people’s voice has taken centre stage once again in recent months, in which a call for sharing is palpable in the many agendas for social justice and true democracy.

Inequality, Epidemiology and Economics

Public health is an alternative indicator of well-being and is strongly correlated to levels of equality or inequality. Greater equality means greater well-being for everyone and a smaller need for the state – yet inequality has been increasing dramatically.

America's Story

Politics in the United States subsists on a single myth whose narrative is central to all positions, even most of the ones located at the fringe. 

Where On The Titanic Would You Like Your Deck Chair, Ma’am?

Every human society without exception gives some members more say in making decisions than others.

Exit from the Megamachine

Opening a newspaper or listening to the radio news exposes us to a flood of catastrophic messages: devastating droughts, failing states, terrorist attacks, and financial crashes.

Limits to Growth: Policies to Steer the Economy away from Disaster

The existing economy is already environmentally unsustainable. It is utterly implausible to think we can “decouple” economic growth from environmental impact so significantly, especially since recent decades of extraordinary technological advancement have only increased our impacts …

The World's Forest Will Collapse if we Don't Learn to Say No

An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core forest”...are vanishing even faster.

Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

A few months from now, this blog will complete its tenth year of more-or-less-weekly publication. In words the Grateful Dead made famous, it’s been a long strange trip...

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