You have to appreciate anyone brave enough to stand up at a parade and declare, “The emperor has no clothes.” We are a tribal animal, and as such we’re reluctant to stand out from the crowd. Today I salute Karen Shragg, a published author and dedicated naturalist whose commitment to the facts trump any desire to blend in.
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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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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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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.