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Degrowth-movement refuted by climate-report? No, not at all!

[I]nternational media, governments and the United Nations enthusiastically welcomed a new report entitled “Better Growth, Better Climate” and trumpeted its central message around the globe: that economic growth and tackling climate change can go hand in hand....

The Infinite Toddler Regress--The Krugman Function Part 3

In this installment I’m going to talk about Paul Krugman’s resistance to whole-system thinking, and I’m going to do it by way of a comparison to a very different intellectual dispensation...

The Krugman Function, Part 2: Whole-System Thinking

Because of its emphasis on liberty, autonomy, free will, and consent, the Enlightenment tradition of Liberalism has, I will be arguing, in large part been based on the rejection of whole-system thinking.  

The Krugman Function

Fresh thinking is difficult to perform and is often poorly received, but is not without some pleasures as well.

Low Oil Prices: Sign of a Debt Bubble Collapse, Leading to the End of Oil Supply

Oil and other commodity prices have recently been dropping. Is this good news, or bad?

Three Limits to Growth

As production (real GDP) grows, its marginal utility declines, because we satisfy our most important needs first.

Energy and the Economy - Twelve Basic Principles

There is a standard view of energy and the economy that can briefly be summarized as follows: Economic growth can continue forever; we will learn to use less energy supplies; energy prices will rise; and the world will adapt.

Stop Growing or Meet the Four Horsemen?

Americans are now receiving unsubtle messages from the universe that perhaps we have reached our limits, and it is time to stop trying to grow the economy.

Bubble time: Friends and relatives act as if we've returned to business-as-usual

It is a testament to the psychological power of financial bubbles that people who know and trust me and generally accept the analysis I've put forth in my writings over the last decade are jumping into the stock market again with a pledge that they are in for the long term--no matter what.

Peak Oil Revisited…

There is no way out of the Catch 22 within the growth economy model.

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