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Limits to Growth

Growth -- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Economic growth is the most powerful single determinant that has ever entered political and economic language.

Paul Krugman on Limits to Growth: Beware the Bathwater

Brian Czech | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Brian Czech

Take Krugman's opinion on limits to growth at your peril, and that of your grandkids.

2030, This Is the End.

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Alexandre Lemille

Will it really be "The End" like The Doors were telling us back in the seventies or will it not? Today we have enough data about our ecosystems to ma...

Gross Domestic Problem: Don't Shoot the Measurement

Brian Czech | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Brian Czech

As our economy exceeds the capacity of the planet to sustain us and future generations, we need to monitor the size of our economy more closely than ever. And there is no better measurement of the size of our economy than GDP.

Bill Clinton's Legacy: An Inconvenient Irony

Brian Czech | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Brian Czech

Thanks in no small measure to the win-win legacy of Clinton, these days it seems everything good for the environment has to be premised upon economic growth or it won't even be considered.

The Trillion Dollar Coin vs. Limits to Growth

Mike Sandler | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Mike Sandler

Is the trillion dollar coin sustainable? If it helps inspire ideas to solve the planet's economic and ecological problems, it sure can be.

Confessions of a Closet Football Fan

Brian Czech | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Brian Czech

The NFL has a huge and growing ecological footprint in an age when the planet and the grandkids can't afford it.

George Will, Doomsday, and a Straw-Man Sighting

Brian Czech | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Brian Czech

Despite the fact that Will has the combined credibility of Barry Bonds and BP Oil on environmental and sustainability affairs, there are reasons for empathizing with him at times. In fact, one reason plopped in my inbox this morning!

Limits to Growth: Of Stuff, Value, and GDP

Brian Czech | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business
Brian Czech

I'm starting to think that perpetual growth notions are the Achilles heel of the human brain. They pop up like munchkins on a wackamole machine. You s...

Ending the Keystone Debate

John Fullerton | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
John Fullerton

So where to start? I can think of no better place for America to lead than in our own backyard on a project whose scale matters: Tar Sands. There's no easy way down folks, so we simply need to decide whether to engage in the serious decisions in front of us.

Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2011

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

It's time to look back on what we've learned and oversimplify into a handy list. Here's my take on the 10 big stories in sustainability and green business this year.

Who Killed Economic Growth? (And Why the Planet Is Listening)

Asher Miller | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Asher Miller

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Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Whole Earth Whole Systems The Earth is a self-contained system in which all elements interact in ways that we humans simply do not understand--witnes...

Creating an Environmental Miracle in China

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Madeleine M. Kunin

American corporations that have a supply chain in China must burnish their environmental image to sell products to consumers who are developing a heightened "green" awareness.