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Reporting & commentary that recognize growth has limits, costs, and consequences


“For a certain bandwidth of the population, public discourse on particular topics is often taboo, whether it be sex, money, or religion. If the issue is overpopulation, that bandwidth is exceedingly wide.” But according to Mason Riddle of the Bloomington Star Tribune, John Schuerman is challenging this through art. His exhibition “Fruitful and Multiplying: The Overpopulation Exhibit” opened this month at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center. Read Riddle's piece here and hear Schuerman explain the exhibit below. The exhibit features original pieces by Schuerman and 12 other local artists, all addressing “consequences and outcomes of overpopulation” in various ways. He believes that art has a unique advantage when it comes...
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" 'Spaceship Earth' was coined by Buckminster Fuller to describe our planet. We are living on what he likened to a very large spaceship. It is finite. It's floating in space. And we must depend on it for everything we need to live. If we foul it up or run out of something we can't run next door or call for take-out. We haven't been taking good enough care of our spaceship; it's clear from the news and the scientific reports. It's time we get our act together to avoid a crash. Fasten your seatbelt, watch the passenger safety briefing, share it widely, and then get busy taking good care...
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This article kind of breaks some of our rules. The publication isn’t necessarily “major media”, it is clearly an opinion piece, and it is already a commentary on a review of a book. So basically I’m writing about something that’s about something that’s about something else. And STILL it’s worth reading, digesting, and hopefully appreciating. In his latest piece for Earth Island Journal, Kenneth Brower critiques Tom Athanasiou’s review of Alan Weisman’s book Countdown. And believe me, you don’t want to miss out on this. Also note that both pieces were published in the same publication. So you know he means it. Kenneth Brower is the son of the late David...
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A headline like this pretty much guarantees a place of honor on the Wall of Fame here at Growth Bias Busted. It’s attention-getting. It’s true. And it’s extremely rare. That’s precisely WHY there is a Growth Bias Busted. In order for our culture to mature from its economic adolescence, we need to celebrate and laud those who are writing our new cultural narrative. And we need to shame those who keep reinforcing the same, tired fairy tales about the pot of gold at the end of the growth rainbow. We can always count on Gar Alperovitz to write intelligently and provocatively about our economic growth follies. Professor of political economy at...
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Amen. But the title should be a statement rather than a question. This isn’t the first time that Charles Hugh-Smith (Of Two Minds) has made the Wall of Fame and I’m fairly certain it won’t be the last. Oh how we wish there were more Hugh-Smith’s out there. But at least this one is writing about the real issues and doing so prolifically and profoundly. Not to mention how wonderful it is that pieces like And the Next Big This Is…Degrowth? are making the rounds. Which is why we’re not only honoring Charles Hugh-Smith, but also Zero Hedge for republishing this incredible blog entry that will make you question everything…if you...
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You may have noticed the abundance of hand-wringing of late by apostles of the church of growth everlasting, over declining fertility rates throughout much of the world. The growth-pushers are concerned that women are discovering meaning in life beyond serving as baby factories pumping out cheap labor to shop at Wal-Mart and pay taxes so old folks don’t have to save for retirement. So, imagine my delight to read Bye-Bye, Baby in Sunday’s New York Times, a fact-filled, thoughtful commentary that recommends there is no need to convince the women of the world they should return to the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant: “Humanity has many legitimate problems to worry about. Falling...
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