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Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival

By: T Prugh, R Constanza, JH Cumberland, H Daly, R Goodland and RB Norgaard
180 pages, Illus, figs, tabs
Publisher: Lewis Publishers
Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival
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Clear and concise textbook explaining the importance of natural capital and why it is the cornerstone of ecological economics yet dismissed as marginal by mainstream economists.

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The ecological economics perspective and why it's needed: The origins of our economic worldview; classical economics, key figures, assumptions; the birth of neoclassicism; driven to abstraction - the neoclassical theory; the ecological economics perspective; co-evolutionary paradigm; scale, throughput, and carrying capacity; the mostly invisible city; substitutability versus complementarity; technological optimism versus prudent skepticism; entropy and economics; what sustainability means. The definition, function and valuation of natural capital: What natural capital is and does; what does natural capital do?; biodiversity, ecosystem function, and the economy; four functions of natural capital; depletion and valuation; some evidence of natural capital depletion; the green devolution; a fearful asymmetry - accounting for natural capital; when "discounted" doesn't mean a bargain; another way? Managing natural capital for sustainability: Investing in natural capital - incentives and obstacles; the nutshell case for natural capital investment; why we ignore natural capital; command and control regulation; incentive-based systems; some investment strategies; green taxes; graded ecozoning; natural capital depletion taxes; the link between human and natural capital; the precautionary polluter-pays principal; ecological tarrifs; natural capital and international trade; property rights regimes; resource utilities; two sustainable profiles; afterword.

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By: T Prugh, R Constanza, JH Cumberland, H Daly, R Goodland and RB Norgaard
180 pages, Illus, figs, tabs
Publisher: Lewis Publishers
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