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Costs of Economic Growth

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ISBN-10: 0275947033

ISBN-13: 9780275947033

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: E. J. Mishan

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List price: $117.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/30/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction
Economics: Choice or Necessity?
Growthmania
The No-Choice Myth
Choice in Economic Policy
Market Failure
The Spillover Enemy
The Institution of Amenity Rights
The Introduction of Separate Areas
Transport and the City
Dereliction of the City
Traffic Blight
The Myth of Consumer Sovereignty
How Free Are We to Choose?
The Weak Link Between Choice and Welfare
Measuring Real Income - an Economic Delusion
Growth of GNP: Conventional Adjustments and Reservations
Why Estimates of Secular Growth in Real Income Are Untenable
Institutional Obstacles to Environmental Sanity
Can 'The Tragedy of the Commons' be Averted?
Self-Sustaining Economic Predicaments
Political Obstacles to Environmental Accountability
Towards an Admass Future
Reflections on the Good Life
When Goods Cease to be Good
Friendship and Trust
Travel - the Opiate of the Masses
Pluralism, Conflict and Repression
Science and the Seeds of Discord
The Erosion of Personal Freedom
The Permissive Era - a Milestone on the Road to Repression
Economic Growth and the Growth of Crime
Further Reflections on Things to Come
Trapped Within a Growth Warp
Our Shrinking Planet
The Cult of Efficiency
Salvation by Science
By Way of Epilogue
Faint Glimmers of Hope
Signs and Portents
In Conclusion
Appendix A The Balance of Payments
Appendix B Technological Unemployment
Appendix C Interpreting the Benefits of Private Transport
Appendix D The Rationale of Marginal-Cost Pricing
Index