10 Oct '11, 3pm

Daly's steady-state economics: Filed under: Energy News

In this post I'd like to begin to review Herman Daly's notion of how to build a steady-state economy (which were ahead of their time---the first edition was written in 1977). His ideas are both deep and simple at the same time, and should be a foundation for any future economic system. Daly makes a point at the beginning of the second edition that is both "obvious" and true. (I use quotes because I've found that sometimes things that are obvious are either not so, or not true, for a variety of reasons.) Using Schumpeter's term "preanalytic vision"---the premise upon which a theory is built---he describes the basis for both standard and steady-state economics (emphasis mine): What is the preanalytic vision of standard economics? Of stead-state economics? For standard economics , it is that the economy is an isolated system in which exchange value circulates between firms an...

Full article: http://energybulletin.net/stories/2011-10-09/dalys-steady...

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