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Articles: steady-state economy (17)
We live in the age of ecocide.
It’s no surprise that a comprehensive, long-term beach protection strategy requires significant changes to our economic system — a system that has overdeveloped and polluted beaches to the extent that they have become unhealthy places to swim or even play in the sand.
The recent round of gridlock in Washington DC may seem worlds away from the mythological visions and spiritual perspectives that have been central to this blog over the last few months. Still, there’s a direct connection.
To get a sense of how the broader economy works, it’s useful to analyze one particular sector.
How would a non-growing economy function?
Today’s global economy is causing shortages of natural resources (both renewable and nonrenewable) as we come to the end of what might be called the Age of Extraction.
Does a new extractive technology arrive before or after limits to growth in resource throughput are in place?
Most environmental problems build slowly, almost imperceptibly as the economy weaves its way through the ecosystem.
Is any nation on Earth taking seriously the need for a true-cost economy, where we live sustainably in a steady state?