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First published in 1977, this volume caused a sensation because of Daly's radical view that enough is best. Today, his ideas are recognized as the key to sustainable development, and Steady-State Economics is universally acknowledged as the leading book on the economics of sustainability.
Paperback, Second Edition, 318 pages
Published April 1st 1991 by Island Press (first published September 1st 1977)
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Steady-State Economies was written back in the 1970s. In the 40 years since then, there is a lot in Herman Daly's writing that one can critique - in terms of his assumptions, projections, and even moral values. However, I still found the idea of SSE very interesting and one can trace a line between the SSE concept and more modern concepts such as the Circular Economy and the sustainability movement. Daly's criticisms of neoliberalism's dogmatic and narrow views of economic growth are still large ...more
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Herman Daly is an American ecological economist and professor at the School of Public Policy of University of Maryland, College Park in the United States. He was Senior Economist in the Environment Department of the World Bank, where he helped to develop policy guidelines related to sustainable development. While there, he was engaged in environmental operations work in Latin America. He is closel ...more
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“Environmental degradation is an iatrogenic disease induced by economic physicians who treat the basic malady of unlimited wants by prescribing unlimited growth.... Yet one certainly does not cure a treatment-induced disease by increasing the treatment dosage.” 9 likes
“Malthus has been buried many times, and Malthusian scarcity with him. But as Garrett Hardin remarked, anyone who has to be reburied so often cannot be entirely dead.” 6 likes
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