Hasnat Abdul Hye | Posted: Jan. 4, 2021, 9:14 p.m. | Update: Jan. 10, 2021, 9:50 p.m. Thomas Piketty has written a book on a subject that has long been familiar to many, which has recently taken on critical importance. The income inequality associated with the capitalist development of the economy has attracted the attention …

Courtesy of Warwick smith, University of Melbourne Before the recession, we were on a collision course with an environmental disaster. The recovery offers a rare opportunity to do things differently; to rebuild a better economy that can support living standards without irreparably damaging the environment. The closer we get to irreversible climate change, the more …

Before India gained freedom, Mahatma Gandhi was asked if he expected free India to achieve the same standard of living as Britain. It was a time when the sun never set on the British Empire. With that in mind, Gandhi joked, “It took Britain half of the planet’s resources to achieve prosperity. How many planets …

Before the recession, we were on a collision course with an environmental disaster. The recovery offers a rare opportunity to do things differently; to rebuild a better economy that can support living standards without irreparably damaging the environment. The closer we get to irreversible climate change, the more difficult it will become. Donut economics, a …

Before the recession, we were on a collision course with an environmental disaster. The recovery offers a rare opportunity to do things differently; to rebuild a better economy that can support living standards without irreparably damaging the environment. The closer we get to irreversible climate change, the more difficult it will become. kateraworth.com Donut economics, …

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan speaks at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur in this file photo taken on March 7, 2019 – Photo by Firdaus Latif Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on the news you need to know. KUALA LUMPUR, October 31 – Days before the 2021 budget is tabled in …

In most mainstream sustainability narratives, increased efficiency is an important element. This is a prerequisite for the supposed possibility of combining the reduction of the pressure on natural resources with economic growth. Thanks to better resource efficiency, we can continue to consume as before, without harming the planet, the story goes. That this story is …

By Brock Pierce In America, we talk a lot about our economy. As the world’s largest national economy for over a century, it’s perhaps no surprise that we are proud to measure it and display its growing numbers. Yet from the start we have also known the risks of overstating the measure of our economy. …

The problem predates the Trump administration. While conducting fieldwork in northern Shanxi Province several years ago, a local official told me that, given China’s better environmental record than India’s, heavy demands from foreign governments wanting China to curb pollution should stand up. Since then, Mr. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 …

Forest products provide another clear example of dematerialization in the United States. Total annual domestic consumption of paper and board peaked in 1999 and wood in 2002. Both totals have since declined by more than 20 percent. Could these be mirages caused by relocations that are not properly captured? This is highly unlikely, as the …