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Former Utne Reader senior editor Keith Goetzman on environmental issues from climate change to composting.

The Economy of Death

 by Keith Goetzman

Tags: economics, economic growth, no-growth economics, GNP, natural resources, environment, Keith Goetzman,

Stacked logs in British Columbia

More and more voices are pointing out that the idea of limitless economic growth is folly given the environment’s limits, and Utne Reader recently reprinted a Mother Jones story that explored the sensibly radical idea of a no-growth economy. But no one has described as succinctly as Orion columnist Derrick Jensen just how consumption is bumping up against creation. In his February column, Jensen asks:

Source: Orion 

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