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Are We Prepared to Change to Prevent Climate Change?

What is needed to get us out of our comfort zone and fight for our children’s future?

Renewable Energy Will Not Support Economic Growth

Can we transition to these renewable energy sources and continue using energy the way we do today?

The IMF Tells a Half-Truth

On May 18 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a report titled “How Large are Global Energy Subsidies?” The question is a bit misleading...

Collision Course (Endless Growth on a Finite Planet): Review

Democracy presupposes a citizenry capable of thinking for themselves rather than being misled by propaganda.

The Growth Delusion

Rather than ask how to achieve more, it is time to ask, “More of what? And why?”

The puzzling flattening of carbon emissions and the problem of global growth

There is another obvious and plausible explanation for the flat carbon emissions, namely, that the global economy did not grow by the stated percentage, that it may have grown only a fraction of that amount or not at all.

How Agriculture Grew on us

In other words, agriculture turned destructive not because of some intrinsic flaw within larger-scale, more sophisticated cultivation. It turned destructive for the same reason mining, conflict, grazing, or governance turned destructive.

Charts showing the long-term GDP-energy tie

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about why cheap fuels act to create economic growth. In this post, we will look at some supporting data showing how this connection works.

A New Theory of Energy and The Economy - Part 1 - Generating Economic Growth

How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature.

A Population Perspective on the Steady State Economy

A steady state economy is defined by a constant population and a constant stock of physical capital.

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