Archive for the ‘A new economic paradigm’ Category


  • Enough is Enough: new book on the steady-state economy

    In this new book, Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is enough, not more. We’re overusing the earth’s finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. They explore specific strategies to […]

  • Updated power-point presentation of Flexible Emission Fees

    Sustainable Economic Growth with pollution fees from Stephen Hinton This presentation is a longer version of the one prepared for a presentation at the Swedish Agency of Economic Growth.

  • Foundation proposes innovative approach to creating the circular economy, phosphorous emission-free society

    STOCKHOLM APRIL 7th.  Last month, the foundation together with a consortium of scientists and sustainability practitioners, including The Natural Step and The  Stockholm Environmental Institute, submitted  a project proposal to study Gotland as a Sweden in miniature, as a place to create the circular economy, emission-fee island. The work is based upon the foundation’s innovative flexible fee mechanism and work […]

  • White Paper on Flexible Emission Fees 2013 update

    The latest version of the Foundation’s white paper now covers Carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus Putting a price on eco-system services using ecological maturity impact Dealing with all classes of pollutants Flex. fees as a congestion charge for nature Check-list for fee introduction Download the paper here: whitepaperFE_V3.05

  • A Carbon fee would put the brakes on global warming before it’s too late

    In an article in The Times of Trenton, Ellie Whitney, Ph.D., points out that A Carbon fee would put the brakes on global warming before it’s too late She describes the Flexible Fee mechanism as promoted by the Foundation, and propogated by many prominant climate scientists like James Hansen. The Foundation is pleased to see […]

  • Power down and degrowth models show the possibilities.

    Professor Peter Victor explores degrowth. Actually, if you divide work, tax carbon and redistribute fees to the people we all end up better. All 8 billion. Excellent work in economic modelling. There is no excuse to not explore this seriously as a political option. Which party will move first?

  • Flexible emission fees set new direction towards sustainable development?

    A recent report from The Nordic Council of Ministers ( title: Flexible emission fees - An incentive for driving sustainable production and consumption) is optimistic that growth and environmental goals can be reconciled. If the conclusions of the report can be implemented, it could set a new direction towards sustainable development. The starting point for the […]

  • We need Capitalism 2:0 – one that works for a society hitting the resource wall

    Recent research supports the conclusions of a controversial environmental study released 40 years ago: The world is on track for disaster. So says Australian physicist Graham Turner, who revisited perhaps the most groundbreaking academic work of the 1970s,The Limits to Growth. Read more:

  • Bobby Kennedy saw the limitations of blindly pursuing economic growth 44 years ago

    One of the more recent challengers to the GDP (growth) consensus was Robert F Kennedy. RFK’s speech was forty-four years ago yesterday. On 18 March 1968, RFK directly challenged growth and the use of GDP as a barometer of success for nations in his University of Kansas speech: “Too much and for too long, we […]