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
* 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.
Herman E. Daly, Emeritus Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, US and Winner of the 2014 Blue Planet prize
Contents: Introduction Part I: On the Roots of Error in Growth Economics Part II: On Some Specific Errors in Growth Economics Part III: On Economists' Misunderstanding of Thermodynamics Part IV: On Economic Development and Population Part V: On Globalization as Growth Economics' Last Gasp Part VI: On Money Part VII: On Purpose Index