Posts Tagged ‘ steady state economy ’

World Water Day: Steady as She Goes

Mar 20th, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, World Water Day, recognized on March 22nd, should mark not only appreciation of this  most precious of resources, but also emphasize how global society can better conserve it during a time of erratic climate changes. But let’s take this a step further and talk about how the current economic system of
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Fertility in the Age of Extraction

Sep 10th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, Slowly but surely, economists and other experts are beginning to see the light on the need to rethink society’s obsession with growth, be it population or economic. Dean Baker, an economist with the Center for Economic & Policy Research, took the New York Times to task for celebrating fertility rates in
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GDP: Improving the “Grossly Distorted Picture”

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York,   Recently the Post Carbon Institute hosted a web chat called Enough is Enough: Exploring the path towards “America the Possible featuring the work of two authors working diligently to change the endless economic growth narrative so entrenched in today’s global society. James Gustave Speth is author of America the Possible:
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Have You Had Enough? A Plan for a Sustainable Economy

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

  By Suzanne York, [H]ere’s the deal: forget that this task of planet-saving is not possible in the time required. Don’t be put off by people who know what is not possible. Do what needs to be done, and check to see if it was impossible only after you are done. ~Paul Hawken This
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