Keyword: economics

    Hope and Hard Times

    Hope and Hard Times

    Communities, Collaboration and Sustainability

    More than a dozen years ago, Ted Bernard travelled to nine communities across the United States to meet residents who were working collaboratively to solve natural resource conflicts. While there may have been different perspectives over process, …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    The Emergent Agriculture

    The Emergent Agriculture

    Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

    Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening …

    After Progress

    After Progress

    Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age

    Progress is not just a goal in the West—it's a religion. Most people believe in its inherent value as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our faith in progress drives the popular insistence that peak …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Afterburn

    Afterburn

    Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

    Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Cold, Hungry and in the Dark

    Cold, Hungry and in the Dark

    Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth

    by Bill Powers
    foreword by Art Berman

    Conventional wisdom has North America entering a new era of energy abundance thanks to shale gas. But has industry been honest? Cold, Hungry and in the Dark argues that declining productivity combined with increasing demand will trigger a crisis …

    related subjects: Energy
    Financing our Foodshed

    Financing our Foodshed

    Growing Local Food with Slow Money

    In towns and cities across North America, a quiet revolution is underway. Fed up with sending their money off to make a fast buck in faraway markets, people are putting their money to work where they live, in markets they trust and understand - …

    related subjects: New Economies
    Supply Shock

    Supply Shock

    Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

    by Brian Czech
    foreword by Herman Daly

    Politicians, economists, and Wall Street would have us believe that limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment. Supply Shock debunks these widely accepted …

    related subjects: New Economies
    The Resilience Imperative

    The Resilience Imperative

    Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy

    We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place compelled by the intertwining forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (Social, …

    related subjects: Resilience