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The Ultimate Resource 2

Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
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Titel: The Ultimate Resource 2
Autor/en: Julian Lincoln Simon

ISBN: 0691003815
EAN: 9780691003818
Revised.
Sprache: Englisch.
PRINCETON UNIV PR

Juli 1998 - kartoniert - 778 Seiten

Rev. ed. of: The ultimate resource by Julian L. Simon, published Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1981.
Analytical Contents 1The Amazing Theory of Raw-Material Scarcity 2Why Are Material-Technical Resource Forecasts So Often Wrong? 3Can the Supply of Natural Resources - Especially Energy - Really Be Infinite? Yes! 4The Grand Theory 5Famine 1995? or 2025? or 1975? 6What Are the Limits on Food Production? 7The Worldwide Food Situation Now: Shortage Crises, Glut Crises, and Government 8Are We Losing Ground? 9Two Bogeymen: "Urban Sprawl" and Soil Erosion 10Water, Wood, Wetlands - and What Next? 11When Will We Run Out of Oil? Never! 12Today's Energy Issues 13Nuclear Power: Tomorrow's Greatest Energy Opportunity 14A Dying Planet? How the Media Have Scared the Public 15The Peculiar Theory of Pollution 16Whither the History of Pollution? 17Pollution Today: Specific Trends and Issues 18Bad Environmental and Resource Scares 19Will Our Consumer Wastes Bury Us? 20Should We Conserve Resources for Others' Sakes? What Kinds of Resources Need Conservation? 21Coercive Recycling, Forced Conservation, and Free-Market Alternatives 22Standing Room Only? The Demographic Facts 23What Will Future Population Growth Be? 24Do Humans Breed Like Flies? Or Like Norwegian Rats? 25Population Growth and the Stock of Capital 26Population's Effects on Technology and Productivity 27Economies of Scope and Education 28Population Growth, Natural Resources, and Future Generations 29Population Growth and Land 30Are People an Environmental Pollution? 31Are Humans Causing Species Holocaust? 32A Greater Population Does Not Damage Health, or Psychological and Social Well-Being 33The Big Economic Picture: Population Growth and Living Standards in MDCs 34The Big Picture II: LDCs 35How the Comparisons People Make Affect Their Beliefs about Whether Things Are Getting Better or Worse 36The Rhetoric of Population Control: Does the End Justify the Means? 37The Reasoning behind the Rhetoric 38Ultimately - What Are Your Values? 39The Key Values Conclusion. The Ultimate Resource Epilogue. My Critics and I Notes References Index
"Julian Simon's 1981 book The Ultimate Resource excoriated prominent environmentalists for resorting to scare tactics and data-bending... As Simon notes, the past sixteen years have been kind to many of his ideas... Much as Simon had predicted, global per capita food production edged upward steadily while population rose and air quality improved in many places and ways."--Kathleen Courrier, The Washington Post "With a full understanding of the opposition and smears he would encounter, Simon nevertheless wrote The Economics of Population Growth, Population Matters, and his best-known book, The Ultimate Resource. To him, the ultimate resource was human intelligence. We should also add, in honor of Simon, the courage to use that intelligence."--Thomas Sowell, Chicago Sun-Times "The most powerful challenge to be mounted against the principles of popular environmentalism in the last fifteen years."--The Washington Post Book World "Compelling and often brilliantly original... [Simon's] economic analysis will leave a lot of readers heavily revising their thinking about the world around them."--Fortune "The Ultimate Resource is the most powerful challenge to be mounted against the principles of popular environmentalism in the last 15 years... What is most startling is its deep-rooted optimism about the human condition... [A] landmark book."--Washington Post Book World "The truly delightful aspect of the book is its persistent iconoclasm. Page after page, Simon punctures myths of scarcity and offers instead the counsels of optimism."--The American Spectator "Julian Simon, an economics professor, systematically, shockingly, irresponsibly explodes each and every foundation of the whole environmental movement. And he does so with so many facts, graphs and examples that it would be a strange person who could walk away from reading this book without his or her faith in the assumptions of the environmental movement being just a little bit shaken up... This is a magnificent book with the power to change minds."--Matt Ridley, The Sunday Telegraph
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