The discovery of new lands to exploit, and new energy sources, helped reinforce the notion that human societies can always find a way around limitations upon its growth.
Articles: limits to growth (37)
Are values more important during times of scarcity, and how must our values change if we are to survive?
What will happen when an unsustainable system attempts to keep running as if the resources necessary for its continuation still existed?
We have built our society, economy, and belief systems around the benefits and sustainability of economic growth. As further growth endangers our welfare by destroying the earth's ecology upon which we are dependent, the inability to move away from such growth is truly pathological.
An interpretation of the recent crisis as due to mineral scarcity.
We have been acting with mineral resources as if we were pirates looting a captured galleon: grabbing everything we can, as fast as we can. It it is the subject of a book that is the result of a research program sponsored by the Club of Rome and that has involved me and 16 co-authors.
So, ladies and gentleman, let me start with this recent book of mine. It is titled "The Plundered Planet."
How do you envision a successful economy without continuous growth?
Since the end of the 18th century, when Malthus wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population, there’s been controversy regarding the concept of “carrying capacity,”...
Around 30% of matriculating undergraduate college students today choose a business major, yet 'doing business' without knowledge of biology, ecology, and physics entirely misses first principles ~ my too long but also too short summary of the important things I wasn't taught in business school …