Guess What Trudeau Said About Growth?

By James Magnus-Johnston In an appeal to Mr. Trudeau’s philosophical musings, I’ve written a letter to him listing five ways Canada can foster a better, more sustainable economy.     “There are a lot of people out there, environmental thinkers like Herman Daly and others, who talk about the fact that maybe endless growth within […]

Seismic Political Shifts Reveal Desire for Serious Change

by James Magnus-Johnston If you demonstrate to people that the NDP [New Democratic Party] can win in Alberta, suddenly anything seems possible. —Paul Fairie, University of Calgary political scientist   On the problematic political spectrum, neither the right nor the left have become wholesale champions of the steady state economy. Then again, embracing something perceived as […]

Progress Toward a True-Cost Economy Now Comes From Developments in Renewable Energy

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 […]

The End of the Age of Extraction

The age of extraction is ending. We need a true cost economy that can meet people’s needs without undermining planetary life-support systems.

What Kind of Example Is Canada Setting?

A look at Canada, a nation with such potential to be a sustainability leader, reveals a tragedy of wasted potential.

What Kind of Economy Says OK to Tar Sands Oil?

The short answer: an economy that allows corporations to externalize costs and trump the rights of indigenous people.

Climate Change Trumps Terrorism as Threat to National Security

Threats from abroad are real, but so are the threats from domestic energy policies and overconsumption of fossil fuels.

The Resilience Imperative and Civil Disobedience

Michael Lewis, lead author of “The Resilience Imperative,” advises civil disobedience as a strategy for steady staters.

There’s Hope for a New Economy in the New Year

Brent Blackwelder believes 2012 will be the year we break free from the “global suicide pact” of continuous growth.

Ten Turkeys for Thanksgiving

Brent Blackwelder urges you to carve up a Golden Fleece Turkey or two.