By James Magnus-Johnston A new voice has emerged recently in Canada called the “Ecofiscal Commission,” which could have the funding, clout, and determination to steer the country in a more promising direction. The group includes high-profile economists, former political leaders, and high-powered financiers. They define “ecofiscal policy” as something that “corrects market price signals to […]
What About Innovating Beyond the Growth Trap? A Challenge to the Ecofiscal Commission’s Growth Fixation
By Brent Blackwelder The Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis is attracting extraordinary attention for its message on global warming, deforestation, loss of biological diversity, and other pressing environmental issues. What is less well known is the extensive critique of the global economy found in his 184-page Encyclical. This blog highlights some of the significant points […]
by Brent Blackwelder A renewable energy revolution is sweeping the planet. This revolution has profound implications because it signals that the global economy is moving to stop the growth of our human carbon footprint. The global economy has run for a century primarily on fossil fuels but is now undergoing a rapid transition to a global […]
Our San Francisco Chapter Director, Erik Alm, tells us about the steady state implications of California’s most recent drought.
This Earth Day, Brent Blackwelder urges us to double the current amount of native forest cover.
In this guest post, Kurt Cobb explains why global economic growth may not have grown as carbon emissions remained flat in 2014, despite claims by the International Energy Agency.
Many activities that today damage rivers and fisheries would not occur in a steady state economy.
In part two of two, Eric Zencey explains how American Constitutional case law has come to value private property over the interests of other citizens.
Dr. Blackwelder discusses how those in faith-based communities can become powerful allies for those of us seeking an economy that meets peoples’ needs without undermining the life support systems of the planet.