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The End of Affluence

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Mass Market Paperback, 307 pages
Published April 12th 1980 by Ballantine Books (first published 1974)
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This was sitting on my shelf for a very long time and I finally got around to reading it. Written in 1974 in the midst of energy crisis, recession and a severe bear stock market, Erich pounds the drum that these difficulties were just the beginning and that soon the U.S. and the globe would be inevitably sucked into a depression that would result in mass starvation and abject poverty for people who were luckier or took steps to ensure their survival.

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Paul Ralph Ehrlich is an American biologist and educator who is the Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and president of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology. By training he is an entomologist specializing in Lepidoptera (butterflies), but he is better known as an ecologist and a demographer, specifically for his warnings about ...more
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