Beyond Growth The Economics of Sustainable Development

ISBN-10: 0807047090
ISBN-13: 9780807047095
Edition: 1997
Authors: Herman E. Daly
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Description: Named one of a hundred "visionaries who could change your life" by the Utne Reader, Herman Daly has probably been the most prominent advocate of the need for a change in economic thinking in response to environmental crisis. An iconoclast economis t  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 8/14/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Named one of a hundred "visionaries who could change your life" by the Utne Reader, Herman Daly has probably been the most prominent advocate of the need for a change in economic thinking in response to environmental crisis. An iconoclast economis t who has worked as a renegade insider at the World Bank in recent years, Daly has argued for overturning some basic economic assumptions. He has won a wide and growing reputation among a wide array of environmentalists, inside and outside the academy. In a book that will generate controversy, Daly turns his attention to the major environmental debate surrounding "sustainable development." Daly argues that the idea of sustainable development--which has become a catchword of environmentalism and international finance--is being used in ways that are vacuous, certainly wrong, and probably dangerous. The necessary solutions turn out to be muc h more radical than people suppose. This is a crucial updating of a major economist's work, and mandatory reading for people engaged in the debates about the environment. "Daly is turning economics inside out by putting the earth and its diminishing natural resources at the center of the field . . . a kind of reverse Copernican revolution in economics." --Utne Reader

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Shape of Current Thought on Sustainable Development
Moving to a Steady-State Economy
Elements of Environmental Macroeconomics
Consumption: Value Added, Physical Transformation, and Welfare
Operationalizing Sustainable Development by Investing in Natural Capital
Fostering Environmentally Sustainable Development: Four Parting Suggestions for the World Bank
Toward a Measure of Sustainable Net National Product
On Sustainable Development and National Accounts
Carrying Capacity as a Tool of Development Policy: The Ecuadoran Amazon and the Paraguayan Chaco
Marx and Malthus in Northeast Brazil: A Note on the World's Largest Class Difference in Fertility and Its Recent Trends
Free Trade and Globalization vs. Environment and Community
From Adjustment to Sustainable Development: The Obstacle of Free Trade
The Economic Thought of Frederick Soddy
On Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen's Contributions to Economics: An Obituary Essay
A Biblical Economic Principle and the Sustainable Economy
Sustainable Development: From Religious Insight to Ethical Principle to Public Policy
Notes
References Cited in Text
Index

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