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Valuing the Earth Economics, Ecology, Ethics

Edited By: HE Daly and KN Townsend
387 pages, 16 illus
Publisher: MIT Press
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Collection of more than 20 classic and recent essays setting economic thinking in an ecological and ethical context.

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Introduction to "Essays toward a Steady-State Economy", Herman E. Daly. Part 1 Ecology - ultimate means and biophysical constraints: introduction, Herman E. Daly and Kenneth N. Townsend; why isn't everyone as scared as we are?, Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich; availability, entropy, and the laws of thermodynamics, Paul R. Ehrlich, et al; the entropy law and the economic problem, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen; exponential growth as a transient phenomenon in human history, M. King Hubbert; the tragedy of the Commons, Garrett Hardin; second thoughts on "The Tragedy of the Commons", Garrett Hardin. Part 2 Ethics - the ultimate end and value constraints: introduction, Herman E. Daly and Kenneth N. Townsend; the age of plenty - a christian view. E.F. Schumacher; Buddhist economics, E.F. Schumacher; the purpose of wealth - a historical perspective, Gerald Alonzo Smith; ecology, ethics, and theology, John Cobb; the abolition of man, C.S. Lewis. Part 3 Economics - interaction of ends and means: introduction, Herman E. Daly and Kenneth N. Townsend; on economics as a life science, Herman E. Daly; sustainable growth - an impossibility theorem, Herman E. Daly; steady-state economies and the command economy, Kenneth N. Townsend; the economics of the coming spaceshihp earth, Kenneth E. Boulding; spaceship earth revisited, Kenneth E. Boulding; using economic incentives to maintain our environment, T.H. Tietenberg; the steady-state economy - toward a political economy of biophysical equilibrium and moral growth, Herman E. Daly; postscript - some common misunderstandings and further issues concering a steady-state economy, Herman E. Daly.

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Edited By: HE Daly and KN Townsend
387 pages, 16 illus
Publisher: MIT Press
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