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Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development, Selected Essays of Herman Daly

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Contents: Introduction PART I: BASIC CONCEPTS AND IDEAS 1. Limits to Growth 2. Economics in a Full World 3. The Challenge of Ecological Economics: Historical Context and Some Specific Issues PART II: ISSUES WITH THE WORLD BANK 4. Sustainable Development: Definitions, Principles, Policies 5. The Illth of Nations: Comments on World Bank World Development Report, 2003 6. Can We Grow Our Way to an Environmentally Sustainable World? PART III: ISSUES IN ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 7. Consumption and Welfare: Two Views of Value Added 8. Ecological Economics: The Concept of Scale and its Relation to Allocation, Distribution, and Uneconomic Growth 9. Sustaining Our Commonwealth of Nature and Knowledge 10. The Steady-State Economy and Peak Oil 11. How Long Can Neoclassical Economists Ignore the Contributions of Georgescu-Roegen? PART IV: TESTIMONY AND OPINION 12. Off-Shoring in the Context of Globalization 13. Invited Testimony to Russian Duma on Resource Taxation 14. Involuntary Displacement: Efficient Reallocation or Unjust Redistribution? 15. Sustainable Development and OPEC PART V: REVIEWS AND CRITIQUES 16. Can Nineveh Repent Again? 17. Beck's Case Against Immigration 18. Hardly Green 19. The Return of Lauderdale's Paradox 20. When Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes PART VI: GLOBALIZATION 21. Globalization versus Internationalization, and Four Reasons Why Internationalization is Better 22. Population, Migration, and Globalization PART VII: PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY 23. Policy, Possibility, and Purpose 24. Feynman's Unanswered Question 25. Roefie Hueting's Perpendicular "Demand Curve" and the Issue of Objective Value 26. Conclusions Index

About the Author

Herman E. Daly, Emeritus Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, US and Winner of the 2014 Blue Planet prize


'This thrilling compilation outlines the origins of the young discipline of ecological Economics by the intellectual leader of the movement, Herman Daly. He recounts how, as a member of the recently demoted environment department at the World Bank, he integrated ecology with economics during his six years in the bowels of the beast. Herman lucidly and compellingly combines commonsense with profound understanding of both economics and ecology to arrive at sustainable solutions to the global problematique. Herman's rigorous yet compassionate solutions to climate change, peak oil, globalization vs. internationalization, poverty reduction, and the unsung concept of scale leading to uneconomic growth, are precisely what we need to prevent the current liquidation of our beautiful world. This book will galvanize you into the action we need so much.' - Robert Goodland, Environmental adviser, World Bank Group, 1978-2001 'In this book written in crystal clear style, Herman Daly reiterates the main points of his analysis and vision, he praises some teachers (John Ruskin, Frederick Soddy, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Kenneth Boulding), he fearlessly attacks some adversaries in the World Bank and MIT, and he offers some advice to the government of his own country, to the Russian Duma, and especially to the OPEC that, if followed, would change the world very much for the better. Finally, on a different line of thought, he interrogates conservation biologists on their reasons for wanting to keep biodiversity since, as biologists, they claim that evolution has no particular purpose. Why not let the Sixth Great Extinction run its course? In other words, science cannot provide an ethics of servation, which Herman Daly finds in religion more than in democration deliberations.' - Joan Martinez-Alier, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

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