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“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...

 
 
 
Wildlife on the Way Out While the World Wildlife Fund Lays a Policy Egg

WILDLIFE ON THE WAY OUT WHILE THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND LAYS A POLICY EGG

By Brian Czech It's been awhile since wildlife-not just a species here or there but wildlife at large-has been front and center in...

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...

Colorado River: “Lifeline of the Southwest” Suffering Effects of Economic Growth and Climate Change

COLORADO RIVER: “LIFELINE OF THE SOUTHWEST” SUFFERING EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE

By Haley Demircan The Colorado River, also known as the “Lifeline of the Southwest,” spreads along 1,450 miles , from northern Colorado...

 
 
 



Democrats to unveil bill to expand US Supreme Court by four justices

Democrats to unveil bill to expand US Supreme Court by four justices

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats plan to introduce legislation on Thursday to expand the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices, a proposal aimed at breaking the conservative... Read more ...

US poised to announce sanctions on Russia in response to SolarWinds hack

US poised to announce sanctions on Russia in response to SolarWinds hack

In response to a massive hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, and believed to have been aimed at stealing government information, the Biden administration is... Read more ...

Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

TOKYO - Two top officials of Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One went as far to suggest they still could be... Read more ...

Luca Doncic's 3-pointer at buzzer leads Mavericks past Grizzlies

Luca Doncic's 3-pointer at buzzer leads Mavericks past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Luka Doncic hit a leaning, lunging 3-pointer as time expired to give the Dallas Mavericks a 114-113 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night... Read more ...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo Payments

Joel Greenberg made more than 150 payments to dozens of women, including a minor, The Daily Beast reported. Read more ...

White Sox's Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in...

White Sox's Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in 9th to HBP

Carlos Rodon is all the way back after elbow and shoulder issues the past two years. Read more ...

White Sox LHP Rodón loses perfect game on HBP in 9th

White Sox LHP Rodón loses perfect game on HBP in 9th

CHICAGO - Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón has lost his bid for a perfect game when he hit Cleveland's Roberto Pérez in the foot with a pitch with one out in the... Read more ...

Ennis, Carter Jr. come up big as Magic beat Bulls 115-106

Ennis, Carter Jr. come up big as Magic beat Bulls 115-106

CHICAGO - James Ennis scored 22 points, Wendell Carter Jr. added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Bulls... Read more ...

US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing...

US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing the 2020 election, SolarWinds hack

Summary List Placement The US government is set to impose sanctions on around a dozen Russian government and intelligence officials, as well as 20 entities linked to Russian... Read more ...

Polanco hits early HR off Musgrove, Pirates beat Padres 5-1

Polanco hits early HR off Musgrove, Pirates beat Padres 5-1

Polanco hit a solo shot into the right-field stands in the second inning. That ended a 32-inning scoreless streak by Musgrove that dated to last season when he was still with... Read more ...