Craig Barnes: Herman Daly


For thirty years Herman Daly has been  a voice in the wilderness detailing the flaws in the growth economy, examining promises of prosperity that neither technology nor resource manipulation can ever fulfill.  Not only are there limits to growth, growth does not feed our spiritual or moral lives, a reality almost completely ignored by neo-classical economists.  Daly's Steady State Economics is still iconic for those who see the advantages of small scale production, decentralization, increased durability of products, and increased long-run efficiency in the the use of scarce resources.  In this conversation he lays it all out in vivid detail.

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