Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival, Second Edition
CRC Press, 20 May 1999 - 208 sayfa
Most people love nature and consider themselves environmentalists, but nature isn't just pretty and lovable, it is indispensable to our survival and economic activity. That is the most compelling reason for environmental protection.
The conventional economic wisdom views land (natural capital) as a small part of the economy, along with capital, labor, technology and so on. The authors argue that this is backwards: that the economy nests within the environment (land) and not the other way around.
The authors give a brief history of the origins of conventional economic wisdom and critique it from a the standpoint of ecological economics. They explain what natural capital -our life support system - is and does, and describe the severe strains that have been put on it. They conclude with some policy options, such as green taxes and suggestions for personal action that would conserve natural capital and thus make conserve resources for present and future generations.
Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival is written for environmentalists, environmental studies majors and anyone concerned about the flaws of mainstream economics - how it has led us into unsustainable ways of living - and who would like to learn about alternatives that are more sustainable.
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The Origins of Our Economic Worldview
Classical Economics Key Figures Assumptions
The Birth of Neoclassicism
The Neoclassical Legacy
The Ecological Economics Perspective
The Coevolutionary Paradigm
Scale Throughput and Carrying Capacity
The Mostly Invisible City
MANAGING NATURAL CAPITAL FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Investing in Natural Capital Incentives and Obstacles
The Nutshell Case for Natural Capital Investment
Why We Ignore Natural Capital
Some Investment Strategies
Substitutability vs Complementarity
Technological Optimism vs Prudent Skepticism
Entropy and Economics
What Sustainability Means
THE DEFINITION FUNCTION AND VALUATION OF NATURAL CAPITAL
What Natural Capital Is and Does
What Does Natural Capital Do?
Biodiversity Ecosystem Function and the Economy
Four Functions of Natural Capital
Depletion and Valuation
Some Evidence of Natural Capital Depletion
The Green Devolution
Accounting for Natural Capital
The Monetary Valuation of Natural Capital
When Discounted Doesnt Mean a Bargain
Natural Capital Depletion Taxes
The Link Between Human and Natural Capital
The Precautionary PolluterPays Principle
Natural Capital and International Trade
Property Rights Regimes
Two Sustainability Profiles
Some Tools for Personal and Community Action
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