Every human society without exception gives some members more say in making decisions than others.
Articles: limits to growth (144)
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.
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 …
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.
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...
Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does It Mean for Climate Change?
You don’t actually know a time or a culture until you discover the thoughts that its people can’t allow themselves to think.
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 …
We have emerged from the geological epoch of the Holocene into a new epoch designated as the Anthropocene.
Our high priests now take the peculiar form of neoclassical economists, bankers, and national treasurers.