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Innovating Our Way into Oblivion I recently discovered the writing of Mark Buchanan, a physicist with a growing body of excellent work at both Medium and Bloomberg View. Today we honor Buchanan on the Wall of Fame for this recent essay in Bull Market, a collection of finance and business writing on Medium. Buchanan is a former editor for Nature and New Scientist. He wrote the book, Forecast: What Physics, Meteorology and the Natural Sciences Can Teach Us About Economics. Glancing over the titles of some of his commentaries, these caught my eye: Has Big Business Captured the Economists? Economists are Blind to the Limits of Growth I especially want to thank...
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Can We Live the Good Life Without Economic Growth? I frequently implore journalists to ask more questions about pros and cons, and physical possibilities, of economic and/or population growth. It almost never happens, so when it does, you can bet that will find its way to our Wall of Fame. I’m thrilled to honor Reuters for publishing this, and Hugo Dixon for asking the question: “Is the good life possible without economic growth?” This opinion piece tells us an editor, no less, at a major worldwide news organization understands limits to growth better than they normally let on. “Merely raising the question challenges the conventional contemporary wisdom that a society’s prime goal...
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Growth First. Then These Other Things Can be Dealt With It’s not often we get a great laugh at Growth Bias Busted. After all, we’re dealing with media bias reinforcing a cult-like belief that’s sending our civilization right off a cliff. Today is an exception. I am absolutely tickled to share with you this mock interview with “Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey” from the Australian satirical team, Clarke and Dawe. This talented duo has been performing satirical interviews on Australian television off and on since 1989. This video, which aired on Australia’s ABC, followed up on the recent G20 Leaders Summit held in Brisbane. “Growth was the key message, that went in and...
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Monbiot on Growth: Burning Down the House to Keep Warm In the wake of the latest G20 finance meeting, talk is heating up about the possibility of global economic growth stalling out. Yesterday I took the global media to task for myopically joining in the hand-wringing of growth-addicted world leaders, without so much as a nod to the destruction involved in attempting to perpetuate economic growth on a full planet. I hadn’t found a single instance of full and accurate reporting that included the very real costs of pursuing continued growth. One instance turned up. In Growth: The Destructive God that Can Never be Appeased, George Monbiot earns Wall of Fame honors...
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Against Productivity I thought I’d share and honor on the Wall of Fame today a commentary unlike what we usually feature at Growth Bias Busted. Journalist Quinn Norton’s essay about “the American dream” and productivity is long on emotional insight and short on factoids. It touched me, and I think – if you slow down long enough to read it – it will touch you, too. I’d like to thank Quinn for writing it. “We dream now of making Every Moment Count, of achieving flow and never leaving, creating one project that must be better than the last, of working harder and smarter. We multitask,...
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If You Like a Healthy Local Environment, Thank a NIMBY Two weeks ago we featured the story of some citizens in Malibu, California, who were wresting control of major land-use decisions from a city council that too often bows to developer influence. One commentator took the unusual position of defending NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard). Today we honor another NIMBY defense, this one in Southern Maryland Online, by long-time environmental journalist Tom Horton. Horton comments on thinking that too often stops people, cities, states and nations from adopting sustainable population policies. It always starts with a conversation like this: “Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure. Who are you to say how many...
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