The news that Apple is challenging ExxonMobile for the capitalist crown — the most valuable company in the world as measured by stock market capitalization — shows that despite all the green gloom, capitalist progress is good news for Gaia.Stock values fluctuate, and Apple’s moment may be fleeting, but the fundamental direction of the global economy is away from stuff and toward ideas. The value of Apple has very little to do with the raw materials an Apple gadget uses. It has everything to do with design, marketing, and the ability of those attractive little gadgets to process information.There is no environmental limit to economic growth. Economic growth can and will continue indefinitely as we shift from heavy footprint industries to the information economy.As an anti-capitalist movement, greens are doomed. But green entrepreneurs who want to build a new, gaia-friendly economy are pushing on an open door.