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What is Degrowth? Envisioning a Prosperous Descent

Our high priests now take the peculiar form of neoclassical economists, bankers, and national treasurers.

Appropriate Scarcity

I envision fulfilling, challenging, joyful lives within environmental constraints, but I can’t imagine that happening without societal signals to reinforce consistent behavior.

Would the Steady-State Economy Be a Miracle?

Many people think that advocating a steady-state economy is like wishing for a miracle. I understand their reasoning and take their point—in the present era of growthism it does seem rather like advocating a miracle.

Economics for a Full World

Because of the exponential economic growth since World War II, we now live in a full world, but we still behave as if it were empty, with ample space and resources for the indefinite future.

Adjusting the Fifth to a Finite Planet, Part 1

Infinite-Planet Thinking is deeply embedded in our political economy.

Oil and Real Estate Bubbles in Canada: What Goes up Won’t so Smoothly Come Down

When prices are high, the debt-based Ponzi scheme functions; when prices sustain lows, the scheme unravels.

The Guardian and Monbiot versus Forbes and Worstall

Is it not also time for a government commission on post-growth economics?

The Role of Cities in Moving Toward a Sustainable Economy

The story of a hippy flower-child who leveraged big economic decisions that ushered in renewable energy and sensible land-use for Austin and the State of Texas.

Are We Hard-Wired to Think We Can Grow Forever?

If rational arguments were primary catalysts for social change, perhaps a steady state economy would already be a reality.

Life in a 'degrowth' economy

What does genuine economic progress look like?

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