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The Economy of the Earth: Philosophy, Law, and the Environment

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How can environmental conservation legislation be simultaneously sensitive to political reality and responsive to economic costs? This study addresses relevant government social policy from the perspective of ethical, cultural and political concerns.
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Published September 28th 1990 by Cambridge University Press (first published April 1st 1988)
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Apr 19, 2015 Nate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are no Sacred Cows for Sagoff. He brings all the skepticism of a philosopher to bear on the environmental movement. The result is a dismantling of many of its long-held truths, a deep investigation into the relationship between man and nature, and a defense of nature's aesthetic relation to man as its primary value-- one which cannot be translated into dollars (or Willingness To Pay).

Since this book reversed many of my views on the subject and gave me plenty of food for thought, I have to
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