Ecological Economics and the Ecology of Economics: Essays in Criticism

Ecological Economics and the Ecology of Economics: Essays in Criticism

by Herman E. Daly
     
 

In this controversial new book Herman Daly, a leading commentator on the environment, offers lively criticism of existing work on ecological economics and the economics of ecology. The theme throughout the book is about changes in perspective, attitudes and policies required to avoid uneconomic growth - that is, the impoverishment that results when the environmental… See more details below

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In this controversial new book Herman Daly, a leading commentator on the environment, offers lively criticism of existing work on ecological economics and the economics of ecology. The theme throughout the book is about changes in perspective, attitudes and policies required to avoid uneconomic growth - that is, the impoverishment that results when the environmental and social costs of growth exceed the benefits." "This book will be of interest to economists, ecologists, environmentalists, public policy scholars and activitists, as well as to social philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840641097
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
Biographical sketch
Introduction
Pt. IOn the Roots of Error in Growth Economics
1Boundless bull3
2Uneconomic growth: in theory, in fact, in history, and in relation to globalization8
Pt. IIOn Some Specific Errors in Growth Economics
3Ultimate confusion: the economics of Julian Simon27
4Free market environmentalism: turning a good servant into a bad master34
5Review of Wilfred Beckerman's Small is Stupid: Blowing the Whistle on the Greens46
6Farewell lecture to the World Bank60
7Review of Martin W. Lewis's Green Delusions: an environmentalist critique of radical environmentalism69
Pt. IIIOn Economists' Misunderstanding of Thermodynamics
8Georgescu-Roegen versus Solow/Stiglitz77
9Reply to Solow/Stiglitz85
10A note on neoclassical production theory and alchemy89
11Thermodynamic and economic concepts as related to resource-use policies: comment95
12Comment: Is the entropy law relevant to the economics of natural resource scarcity? - Yes, of course it is!100
Pt. IVOn Economic Development and Population
13Population Growth and Economic Development: Policy Questions - a review109
14Chicago School individualism versus sexual reproduction: a critique of Becker and Tomes114
Pt. VOn Globalization as Growth Economics' Last Gasp
15Free trade, sustainable development and growth: some serious contradictions - a review123
16Review of Dani Rodrik's Has Globalization Gone Too Far?128
Pt. VIOn Money
17Money, debt, and wealth135
Pt. VIIOn Purpose
18Review of Edward O. Wilson's On Human Nature173
19Beginning again on purpose: review of David Ehrenfeld's Beginning Again: People and Nature in the New Millennium177
20The cosmic purpose181
Index187

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