A Sustainable True-Cost Economy Promises an Escape from Massive Water Pollution

by Brent Blackwelder A year ago, I wrote about how a true-cost steady state economy would deal with water pollution. Last August, the alarming green slime at the west end of Lake Erie was so bad that it shut down Toledo’s water supply for half a million people. Who would pay the tremendous damages caused […]

Thoughts on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si

by Herman Daly As a Protestant Christian my devotion to the Catholic Church has been rather minimal, based largely on respect for early church history, and for love of an aunt who was a nun. In recent times the Catholic Church’s opposition to birth control, plus the pedophile and cover-up scandals, further alienated me. Like […]

Preempting a Misleading Argument: Why Environmental Problems Will Stop Tracking with GDP

Brian explains how GDP growth will eventually stop tracking with environmental damage–but the reasons may not be what you’d expect!

Adjusting the Fifth to a Finite Planet, Part II

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.

Who Moved Obama’s Win-Win Cheese?

by Brian Czech Whether or not you like President Obama or his policy preferences, you have to acknowledge his consistency. Even those with “zero regard” for the president confess, “At least Obama is consistent.” But not consistently. There is one issue, at least, on which he hasn’t held still, moving in and out like an […]

A Medical Missionary’s Environmental Epiphany

What can leprosy and its treatment teach us about ourselves and how to manage our environmental crises?

Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals

Five reasons why economic growth should be the rallying point for environmentalists and conservationists.

Duck Dynasty, the Green Party, and Steady Statesmanship

First things first — you can’t have a healthy economy unless you also have a healthy environment. Shouldn’t at least one political party get that?

Bill Clinton’s Legacy: The Inconvenient Irony

Bill Clinton could be the world’s most influential steady stater… if only he would put aside the wishful thinking of continuous economic growth.

Supply Shock: The Journey

Writing a book can be a harrowing voyage, especially if you’re paddling upstream against the flood-stage current of conventional economic thinking.