The Environmental Consequences of Growth: Steady-State Economics as an Alternative to Ecological Decline

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This book covers the key issues in environmental economics, including: industry, creation and environmental change; air, water and toxic pollution; economic growth and the limits of environmental regulation; and the ethics and the limits of environmental economics. The

central thesis is that while new industries

based on the concept of ethical commitment (Book News)

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Overview

This book covers the key issues in environmental economics, including: industry, creation and environmental change; air, water and toxic pollution; economic growth and the limits of environmental regulation; and the ethics and the limits of environmental economics. The

central thesis is that while new industries

based on the concept of ethical commitment (Book News)

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Booth (economics, Marquette U.) puts forward the case for a new, ethical approach to evaluating environmental questions, arguing that if human and biotic life are viewed as valuable in their own right, then we need an alternative to cost-benefit analysis, an alternative he calls steady-state economics, based on the concept of ethical commitment. For students of economics and environmental science, and for general readers. No prior knowledge of economics is assumed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

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Preface
1 Introduction: economic growth and environmental change 1
2 Economic growth and environmental change: theory 7
3 The link between industry creation and environmental change 20
4 Economic growth and environmental change: natural habitat loss 55
5 Economic growth and environmental change: air, water, and pesticide pollution 81
6 Economic growth and the limits of environmental regulation 101
7 Ethics and the limits of environmental economics 125
8 The steady-state alternative 142
9 The macroeconomics of a steady state 161
10 Economic democracy as an environmental measure 170
11 Growth, environmental change, and steady-state economics: conclusion 188
Notes 191
Bibliography 198
Index 212
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