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About this book
About this book
In this book, a host of noted environmentalists and business ethicists examine ethical issues in consumption from the points of view of environmental sustainability, economic development and free enterprise. These issues are at the forefront of international concerns about global legislation and regulation. The contributors challenge the reader to think carefully about how environmental sustainability, global economic development and free enterprise might or might not be compatible values for ourselves and future generations.
Introduction - environmental and economic sustainability, Patricia H. Werhane. Part 1 The problem with consumption: consumption - the economics of value added and the ethics of value distributed, Herman E. Daly; the need to face conflicts between rich and poor nations to solve global environmental problems, Donald A. Brown; "the tragedy of the commons" revisited - a game theoretic analysis of consumption, Joel E. Reichart; institutionalizing overconsumption, Don Mayer; marketing, the ethics of consumption and less-developed countries, George G. Brenkert; reducing the ecological footprint of consumption, William E. Rees; who should bear the burdens of risk and proof in changing consumption patterns?, John Lemons. Part 2 Solutions to problems of consumption: a nonanthropocentric environmental evaluation of technology for public policy - why Norton's approach is insufficient for environmental policy, Laura Westra; consumption and the practice of land health, Eric T. Freyfogle; environmental sustainability - eat better and kill less, R. Goodland; towards an ethics of consumption - rethinking the nature of growth, Rogene A. Buchholz and Sandra B. Rosenthal. Part 3 Consumption and cornucopia: scarcity or abundance?, Julian L. Simon; holes in the cornucopia, Ernest Partridge; do we consume too much?, Mark Sagoff. Part 4 Consumption and sustainable business: a boat for Thoreau - a discourse on ecology, ethics and the making of things, William McDonough; consuming oneself - the dynamics of consumption, Andrea Larson; toward a sustainable tomorrow, Michael E. Gorman et al; shades of green - business, ethics and the environment, R. Edward Freeman et al.