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Eric Zencey (1953–July 1, 2019) was an American environmental writer
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- Creative destruction can apply to economic concepts as well. And this downturn offers an excellent opportunity to get rid of one that has long outlived its usefulness: gross domestic product. G.D.P. is one measure of national income, of how much wealth Americans make, and it’s a deeply foolish indicator of how the economy is doing. It ought to join buggy.
- Eric Zencey, in G.D.P. R.I.P., The New York Times, 9 August 9, 2009
- THE TERM (Sustainability) HAS BECOME so widely used that it is in danger of meaning nothing. It has been applied to all manner of activities in an effort to give those activities the gloss of moral imperative, the cachet of environmental enlightenment. “Sustainable” has been used variously to mean “politically feasible,” “economically feasible,” “not part of a pyramid or bubble,” “socially enlightened,” “consistent with neoconservative small-government dogma,” “consistent with liberal principles of justice and fairness,” “morally desirable,” and, at its most diffuse, “sensibly far-sighted.”
- Eric Zencey, "Theses on Sustainability" in Orion, May/June 2010.
- Early in April, an international community of sustainability theorists and practitioners gathered in New York City at a special High Level Meeting at the United Nations... the larger purpose of the meeting was to articulate the elements of a new economic paradigm, and to issue a call to world leaders to adopt its fundamental precepts.
- Eric Zencey, "Toward a New Bretton Woods and a Sustainable Civilization," at steadystate.org, 2012.