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This author is to be applauded for...initiating what should be a new conciliatory dialogue on economics and the environment
The Wealth of Nature makes a convincing case that there is no logic in assuming that neoclassical economics can account for the environmental impacts of economic activities or indeed find economic solutions to environmental problems... The book has already been acclaimed as 'an important book on a critical issue' that will help readers to understand the weakness of much of the argument that surrounds conventional economic thinking.
— Christopher P. Dunn
A valuable and very timely book, one that should be read by anyone interested in economics and ecology in our rapidly changing global economy.
...effective introductions to vitally important topics notoriously difficult to do justice to...
The connections he makes between economies and the natural sciences are as fascintating as they are inspired. His ideas are unique, packed with substance, and bundled together with persuasive arguments.
— J. N. R. Jeffers
— Dale Toweill
— Zoe Young
— Todd Wellnitz
|Ch. 1||Spaceship Earth: Homo economicus and the Environmental Crisis||1|
|Ch. 2||The Not So Worldly Philosophers: Metaphysics, Newtonian Physics, and Classical Economics||19|
|Ch. 3||The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Neoclassical Economists and Mid-Nineteenth Century Physics||37|
|Ch. 4||No Free Lunch: Mainstream Economics and Globalization||77|
|Ch. 5||A Green Thumb on the Invisible Hand: Environmental Economics||113|
|Ch. 6||Schisms, Heresies, and Keeping the Faith: Ecological Economics||133|
|Ch. 7||The Real Economy in Biology: Emergence and a New View of Order||149|
|Ch. 8||The Real Economy in Physics: Cosmic Connections||163|
|Ch. 9||Toward a New Theory of Economics: The Costs of Doing Business in the Global Environment||185|
|Ch. 10||The Ceremony of Innocence: Science, Ethics, and the Environmental Crisis||207|