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 […]

War and Peace and the Steady-State Economy

Herman Daly discusses the natural alliances between peacemakers and steady staters, and between the growth economy and warfare.

The Puzzling Flattening of Carbon Emissions and the Problem of Global Growth

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.

Three Limits to Growth

Our economy faces a futility limit, ecological catastrophe limit, and an economic limit. Fortunately, the economic limit will likely be the first we encounter; hopefully we can implement a steady state economy before the others are reached!

Gross Domestic Problem: Don’t Shoot the Measurement

GDP growth is creating more problems than it solves–which is exactly why we need to keep calculating and monitoring it.

Krugman’s Growthism

Does Paul Krugman believe GDP growth is making us richer or poorer?

Tensions in Ukraine: A Scramble for Growth?

When viewed through the lens of ecological economics and energy resources, the situation in Ukraine comes into sharp focus.

The Negative Natural Interest Rate and Uneconomic Growth

The next nonsensical strategy for maintaining the dream of endless GDP expansion? Negative interest rates!

Nationalize Money, Not Banks

Banks should not be allowed to live the alchemist’s dream by creating money out of nothing and lending it at interest.

The Populations Problem

Herman Daly offers an original take on the tired debate of “too many people vs. too much consumption” — a spot-on reframing of a critical issue.