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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...

 
 
 
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...

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...

 
 
 
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...

“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...

 
 
 
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...

 
 
 



McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell on Thursday proposed delaying the trial until February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. Read more ...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College... Read more ...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257 official weigh-ins

Watch live as the fighters take to the scale on "UFC Fight Island" as Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker take the scale ahead of their huge... Read more ...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the United States

It's been one year since COVID-19 was first detected in the United States. Here's a list of several key dates and events relating to the pandemic since then. Read more ...

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days. Read more ...

National Guardsmen allowed back into Capitol after being ‘banished' to garage

National Guardsmen allowed back into Capitol after being ‘banished' to garage

The National Guard troops who were “banished” to a cramped parking garage amid outrage after protecting Washington, DC, in the aftermath of the deadly riots have been allowed... Read more ...

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has announced his retirement, the team said Friday morning. Read more ...

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday details of the plan to vaccinate thousands of eligible staff and educators under... Read more ...

Biden prepares executive orders aimed at combating hunger, protecting workers

Biden prepares executive orders aimed at combating hunger, protecting workers

President Joe Biden will sign two executive orders on Friday aimed at fighting hunger, protecting American workers and providing economic relief to families whose jobs and... Read more ...

State leaders worried about maintaining adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply

State leaders worried about maintaining adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply

LOS ANGELES - Even after President Joe Biden's announcement of his national COVID-19 strategy , vaccination anxiety is still prevalent all over the country, including hard-hit... Read more ...