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Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

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Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the deterioration of the great natural regulatory functions (such as the climate system, the water cycle, and biodiversity).

Although we can find substitutes for scarce natural resources, w
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by Columbia University Press
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Clare O'Beara
More than one book I've read recently has carried this theme of nature providing services which should be factored into the cost of goods or energy, but is discounted or thought of as free. Bees pollinating flowers to produce crops is the obvious one; clean water for irrigation, grazing and manufacturing is another.

The authors examine the topic thoroughly and from economic points of view. I do admire their research while it's good to see this work from a European writing team. One reason I am n
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Darren
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Many people criticise so-called green initiatives that are built around ecological preservation for stifling long-term economic growth, giving at most a blip in certain sectors whilst incurring costs elsewhere. On many occasions they are the “devil incarnate” and just get in the way of business. Oh, what should one believe?

This is an interesting, relatively specialist book, that looks at the economic picture and costs of so-called green capital, examining the gamut of costs related to the deteri
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