Current Publications


Common Wealth Trusts: Structures of Transition
Viewpoint

Common Wealth Trusts: Structures of Transition

Modern society is imperiling our collective natural and cultural inheritance. New institutions like common wealth trusts can enable us to protect these resources and share their benefits equally, countering the tendency of contemporary capitalism to destroy nature and widen inequality.
Change Agent: Evolution of a Systems Champion
Interview

Change Agent: Evolution of a Systems Champion

Gus Speth reflects on his distinguished career in environmental advocacy, public service, and higher education, discusses his new memoir Angels by the River, and reflects on the prospects for systemic change in the twenty-first century.
A Tragic Scenario: Narrowly Cast
Review

A Tragic Scenario: Narrowly Cast

In The Collapse of Western Civilization, Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway depict a dystopian future resulting from climate inaction. But the constricted dramatis personae in their scenario stacks the deck against the social agents that could emerge to alter the narrative.

Recent


  • Economics for a Full World

    Herman Daly

    June 2015

    Economics for a Full World

    We live in a full world but still behave as if it were empty. The urgent task ahead of us is to create an economy that remains within the earth’s carrying capacity while rethinking the ultimate purpose of the economy itself.

    With commentary and a response from the author


  • Economics vs. the Economy

    William Rees

    June 2015

    Economics vs. the Economy

    Operating from a realistic paradigm that understands the economy as embedded in the ecosphere is the key to transitioning to a sustainable civilization. Will the increasing unfitness of growth-obsessed neoliberal economics to our social and ecological realities spell its demise?


  • Growing, Growing, Gone: Reaching the Limits

    Dennis Meadows

    June 2015

    Growing, Growing, Gone: Reaching the Limits

    The Limits to Growth has had a profound impact on environmental research and discourse over the past four decades. Dennis Meadows discusses the genesis of the report and its lessons for our uncertain and perilous global future.


Forthcoming


  • Escaping the Church of Economism

    Richard Norgaard


  • Toward a Great Transition in Higher Education

    Cristina Escrigas


  • Marxism and the Great Transition

    John Bellamy Foster


  • Decolonizing the Empire of Cotton

    Joshua Humphreys


  • Interview

    Josu Ugarte