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A Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic Growth
In this detailed economic investigation of sustainable development, a noted professor of economics argues that many of the alarms commonly sounded by environmentalists are, in fact, unfounded, and that current sustainable development policies should be reconsidered in light of their effects on the earth's human population, such as increased poverty and environmental ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Independent Institute
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A popular idea lately with government and the media has been "sustainable development," which is that we are rapidly depleting essential natural resources and are thus short-changing future generations. Beckerman contends that the whole notion is false and, in spite of regular predictions throughout history of shortages, we haven't run out of such resources, but even if we did there are free market mechanisms to counter such conditions. Also, since future generations are likely to be more ...more