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A Doughnut Economy Please-But Hold the Agnostic Frosting

A DOUGHNUT ECONOMY PLEASE-BUT HOLD THE AGNOSTIC FROSTING

By Brian Czech When cooking up sustainability, recipe books should include Doughnut Economics. , Credit: Andrew Huff ) Doughnut Economics...

“Limits to Growth”: A Game for Elementary School and Summer Camp

“LIMITS TO GROWTH”: A GAME FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND SUMMER CAMP

By Kayla Downs The Lorax (2012) film poster. (Image: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 , Credit: Cliparts ) I spend my summers working at a summer camp...

 
 
 
Minimalism - The Personal Steady State Economy

MINIMALISM - THE PERSONAL STEADY STATE ECONOMY

By Kayla Downs Following my recent article at the Herald , a reader pointed out that many folks become far happier simply by reducing...

Is the Steady State Progressive?

IS THE STEADY STATE PROGRESSIVE?

By Brian Snyder Karl Marx thought of history as progressive, moving from aristocracy to bourgeois capitalism to socialist revolution...

 
 
 
The GameStop Boom: Lessons for Steady Staters

THE GAMESTOP BOOM: LESSONS FOR STEADY STATERS

By James MacGregor Palmer The GameStop boom reveals some key lessons for steady staters. Over the last week of January, it was hard...

Let's Meet in the Ring: Steady Staters in the “Green Doughnut”

LET'S MEET IN THE RING: STEADY STATERS IN THE “GREEN DOUGHNUT”

By Kayla Downs To most people, the idea of a steady state economy is misunderstood at best and completely unknown at worst. Outside...

 
 
 
Population Growth: The Ironic Vexer

POPULATION GROWTH: THE IRONIC VEXER

By Brian Czech In a world of vexing issues-and our topic this week is certainly that-population growth might just be the most ironic....

Steady Statesmanship and Climate Policy in the Midst of a Fascist Threat

STEADY STATESMANSHIP AND CLIMATE POLICY IN THE MIDST OF A FASCIST THREAT

By Brian Snyder The insurrectionist mob that stormed the Capitol last week has been frequently described as fascist. Certainly, it...

 
 
 
The Impact of Evolutionary Pressures on Economic Narratives

THE IMPACT OF EVOLUTIONARY PRESSURES ON ECONOMIC NARRATIVES

By Carey W. King People use narratives to support their position, and narratives can serve three purposes. First, they tell a story...

COVID-19 in the UK: A Choice Between Life and Lucre?

COVID-19 IN THE UK: A CHOICE BETWEEN LIFE AND LUCRE?

By James MacGregor Palmer 1.8 million pounds. That's how much the UK government thinks our lives are worth . Placing an economic value...

 
 
 
Orange Cone Headaches: Construction in an Overpopulated, Pro-Growth World

ORANGE CONE HEADACHES: CONSTRUCTION IN AN OVERPOPULATED, PRO-GROWTH WORLD

By Karen I. Shragg Spotting a “Road Work Ahead” sign is enough to make any driver groan or nervously clutch her steering wheel. These...

The Meat of the Matter: Diet, Climate, and the Steady State Economy

THE MEAT OF THE MATTER: DIET, CLIMATE, AND THE STEADY STATE ECONOMY

By Haley Demircan The saying “you are what you eat” is clearly true to a great extent, but there's more to the story. The food we consume...

 
 
 
Joe Biden, Donald “Duck,” and a Steady-State Soul of America

JOE BIDEN, DONALD “DUCK,” AND A STEADY-STATE SOUL OF AMERICA

By Brian Czech Joe Biden wants to restore the “soul of America.” It's a noble goal befitting an elderly statesman combining Uncle Joe...

Joe Biden, Donald “Duck,” and a Steady-State Soul of America

JOE BIDEN, DONALD “DUCK,” AND A STEADY-STATE SOUL OF AMERICA

By Brian Czech Joe Biden wants to restore the “soul of America.” It's a noble goal befitting an elderly statesman combining Uncle Joe...

 
 
 
The Futility of Utility

THE FUTILITY OF UTILITY

By Brian Snyder Science, including social science, cannot be normative. That is, it cannot tell us how we should act. It can predict...

“Consumer Confidence” or Subtle Salesmanship?

“CONSUMER CONFIDENCE” OR SUBTLE SALESMANSHIP?

By Brian Czech Have you ever wondered about the odd pairing of “confidence” with “consumer?” Isn't confidence supposed to reflect something...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Wealth Transfers, Carbon Dioxide Removal, and the Steady State Economy

WEALTH TRANSFERS, CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL, AND THE STEADY STATE ECONOMY

By Brian Snyder In 2019, the U.S. per capita GDP was $65,000. It seems obvious that this level of economic activity is more than sufficient...

Fair Incomes for a Healthy Future: The Sustainable Salaries Act

FAIR INCOMES FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE: THE SUSTAINABLE SALARIES ACT

By Ashfia Khan To achieve sustainability in the USA and generally, it is crucial that we narrow the income gap between the highest...

 
 
 



Will Chauvin Trial Change Policing in America?

Will Chauvin Trial Change Policing in America?

Apr.20 - Jason Johnson, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund president, discusses his views on the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death... Read more ...

Columbus police release bodycam footage of officer's fatal shooting of teen girl

Columbus police release bodycam footage of officer's fatal shooting of teen girl

Columbus police on Tuesday night released bodycam footage showing an officer's fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl earlier in the day. The truncated video begins at the moment... Read more ...

Arrieta pitches Cubs to 3-1 win over Mets on cool night

Arrieta pitches Cubs to 3-1 win over Mets on cool night

CHICAGO - Jake Arrieta pitched five effective innings, Craig Kimbrel escaped a jam in the ninth and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Tuesday. Read more ...

Here's why it's rare for police officers to be convicted of murder

Here's why it's rare for police officers to be convicted of murder

Experts point to several factors they say make it rare for police officers to receive murder convictions, from powerful police unions to reluctant jurors. Read more ...

Minneapolis community celebrates Derek Chauvin conviction

Minneapolis community celebrates Derek Chauvin conviction

The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined hundreds of people in Minneapolis on Tuesday night celebrating the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd. The civil rights... Read more ...

Raiders receive backlash for 'I can breathe' tweet; owner Mark Davis says...

Raiders receive backlash for 'I can breathe' tweet; owner Mark Davis says team won't delete post

The Raiders received considerable backlash for the wording of the post. Read more ...

Body of woman found off trail in Volusia County, deputies say

Body of woman found off trail in Volusia County, deputies say

Authorities are investigating after the body of a woman was found off a trail in Osteen on Tuesday. Read more ...

Bogaerts' 3-run HR, Rodríguez lift BoSox over Blue Jays 4-2

Bogaerts' 3-run HR, Rodríguez lift BoSox over Blue Jays 4-2

BOSTON - Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run home run to back Eduardo Rodríguez in his first start at Fenway Park since 2019, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2... Read more ...

Des Moines lawyer reflects on guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Des Moines lawyer reflects on guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

A jury found former Minnesota police Officer Deric Chauvin guilty Tuesday on all counts in connection with the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Las Vegas Raiders receive backlash for tweet on Chauvin verdict

Las Vegas Raiders receive backlash for tweet on Chauvin verdict

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Raiders received immediate backlash for a tweet the organization posted following the Derek Chauvin verdict. The former Minneapolis police officer was... Read more ...