Steady-state economist Herman Daly died in October. His work created a small corner of sanity in an otherwise insane discipline.
A new book explains how an economist, in challenging the orthodoxy, has helped activists change the world.
We can no longer afford to imagine that we live in an empty world in which we can safely ignore or abuse the nonhuman beings and objects in it with minimal consequences. Rather we live in a full world, cheek by jowl with all its inhabitants crowding into our lives with real, tangible consequences–inhabitants that now ask to be considered before the voting begins.
We are now living in a "full world." How must our ideas about human freedom change so that we can adapt and thrive?
How might OPEC fit into the emerging vision of sustainable development? Permit me to speculate.