Ecological Economics and the Ecology of Economics: Essays in Criticism

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Edward Elgar, 1999 - Business & Economics - 191 pages
In this controversial book Herman Daly, a leading commentator on the environment, offers lively criticism of existing work on ecological economics and the economics of ecology. The theme throughout the book is about changes in perspective, attitudes and policies required to avoid uneconomic growth - that is, the impoverishment that results when the environmental and social costs of growth exceed the benefits.Key issues addressed include: * growth economics* misunderstandings of thermodynamics* economic development and population* globalization * money* humans in the ecosystem.This major new book will be of interest to economists, ecologists, environmentalists, public policy scholars and activists as well as social philosophers.

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

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