Category Archives: Economics

The Distillery: January 6, 2018

For the new year, let’s celebrate some renewal – in the form of reforestation. Continue reading

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The Distillery: December 22, 2017

Our end of the year Distillery is newsworthy updates to some recent – and not-so-recent – posts. Continue reading

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The Distillery: December 5, 2017

Youth are suing the government for endangering future generations by not addressing climate change. And they might win. Continue reading

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The Distillery: November 17, 2017

With the US’s move to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, the role of the federal government is even further diminished and local governments are filling the void. Continue reading

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Take My Computer. Please. (The Case Against Ownership)

Ownership isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There are many things that we don’t need – or want – to own. And here’s why. Continue reading

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The Distillery: October 12, 2017

We can all use some positive news these days, especially on the environmental front in which science is considered evil, denial is an alternative fact and the EPA is now what I’m calling the Environmental Destruction Agency. And while I … Continue reading

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The Distillery: September 18, 2017

Places from Paris to India to China, and manufacturers from Volvo to Jaguar are phasing out fossil fuel-powered engines. Continue reading

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The Distillery: August 23, 2017

EcoOptimism’s current selection of favorite posts We can all use some positive news these days, especially on the environmental front in which science is considered evil, denial is an alternative fact and the EPA is now what I’m calling the … Continue reading

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A Positive – and EcoOptimistic – Outlook

The public and Congress aren’t getting it, but businesses will. Continue reading

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Surprise: Environmentalism Actually Boosts the Economy

One of the premises of EcoOptimism is that environmental actions and solutions complement the economy. Too often, the assumption – particularly within the business world and among conservatives – is that the opposite is true. They believe, sometimes fervently, that … Continue reading

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