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climate change,economic growth,economy,limits to growth,resilience,sustainability

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Resilience is the New Black

It pains me to admit it, but Nelson Lebo III hit the nail on the head with this essay published at The Automatic Earth:

Climate, Energy, Economy: Pick Two

I share this on the Wall of Fame today as an example of enlightened writing about growth-related issues. Lebo forces us to come to terms with something people like me are working every day to prevent: collapse.

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contraception,economic growth,family planning,overpopulation,population growth,sustainability,women's rights,World Population Day

Speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil

Skirting the Truth on World Population Day

Yesterday, July 11, was World Population Day, marked by a disappointing dearth of news reports and commentary about the most important population issue of our time: we are in overshoot and need to shrink our numbers.

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economic growth,economy,politics,sustainability

Jacket of cash

It’s Actually NOT Economic Growth, Stupid

I want to give Bryce Covert some applause for pointing out what I’ve long believed but never see mentioned: Presidents do not have much power over the economy. In Ask Not What the President Can Do for the Economy, published in the New York Times this month, Covert points out why promises of candidates to grow the economy are pretty much nonsense.

“THIS year’s presidential candidates, like all candidates before them, have talked endlessly about what they’ll do to boost the economy if they make it to the White House.”

You know the drill, as James Carville famously said during Bill Clinton’s campaign for reelection, “it’s the economy, stupid.” It turns out we are a bit stupid to believe the President (or ANY elected official, in my view) really has much power to influence how “robust” our economy is.

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