Natural Capital And Human Economic Survival, Second Edition On / Edition 2

Natural Capital And Human Economic Survival, Second Edition On / Edition 2

by Thomas Prugh, Herman Daly, Robert Goodland, John H Cumberland
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566703980

ISBN-13: 9781566703987

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The authors give a brief history of the origins of conventional econom ic wisdom and critique it from a the standpoint of ecological economic s. They explain what natural capital -our life support system - is and does, and describe the severe strains that have been put on it. The authors conclude with some policy options (green taxes, for example) a nd suggestions

Overview

The authors give a brief history of the origins of conventional econom ic wisdom and critique it from a the standpoint of ecological economic s. They explain what natural capital -our life support system - is and does, and describe the severe strains that have been put on it. The authors conclude with some policy options (green taxes, for example) a nd suggestions for personal action that would conserve natural capital and thus make conserve resources for present and future generations. Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival is written for environmen talists, environmental studies majors and anyone concerned about the f laws of mainstream economics - how it has led us into unsustainable wa ys of living - and who would like to learn about alternatives that are more sustainable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566703987
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Ecological Economics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
The Ecological Economics Perspective and Why It's Needed
The Origins of Our Economic Worldview
The Ecological Economics Perspective
The Definition, Function and Valuation of Natural Capital
What Natural Capital Is and Does
Depletion and Valuation
Managing Natural Capital for Sustainability
Investing in Natural Capital: Incentives and Obstacles
Some Investment Strategies
Afterward
Appendix: Some Tools for Personal and Community Action
Glossary
References
Index

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