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Posted September 10, 2013
This concise, well-written book starts with the bet between Paul
This concise, well-written book starts with the bet between Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon and telescopes to a fascinating discussion about environmental policy and politics from the 1970s to the present. This book is worth reading whether you are more concerned about resource degradation and overpopulation or misguided public policies intended to combat these trends. Sabin shows that neither side of the increasingly polarized environmental battles has a monopoly on truth. Smart public policies to care for the natural resources on which all life depends will draw on both Ehrlich’s recognition of resource depletion and Simon’s understanding of the power of human ingenuity and markets. The Bet is a very enjoyable, informative read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.