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|Main Title||The economy of nature : rethinking the connections between ecology and economics /|
|ISBN||0395655668; 9780395655665; 0395718171; 9780395718179|
|Subjects||Economic development--Environmental aspects ; Economics ; Ecology ; Umwelt--(DE-588)4061616-2 ; Umweltschutz--(DE-588)4061644-7 ; Umweltèokonomie--(DE-588)4061638-1 ; Wirtschaft--(DE-588)4066399-1 ; Wirtschaftspolitik--(DE-588)4066493-4 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7|
|Collation||xii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-340).
Prologue: The People of the Cliffs -- 1. The Deer in the Mall. Only One Household. Of Laws and Regulations. Of Parks and Preserves. Private Rights, Public Wrongs. The Mirror Failure. The Deer in the Mall -- 2. Thinking Like a Forest. Of Myths and Paradigms. Spaceship Gaia. Thinking Like a Forest -- 3. Limits. Scarcity. Value. Margins and Opportunities. Market Ecology. Limits -- 4. What Does It Cost to Run a Country? The Whole Is Not the Total. Thy Neighbor's Sacrifice. Other People's Garbage. Not in My Back Yard. The Prisoners' Dilemma. What Does It Cost to Run a Country? -- 5. National Wealth and the Wealth of Nations. Growing Pains. Flows and Funds. Future Imperfect. Double, Double ... National Wealth and the Wealth of Nations -- 6. Time for Good Behavior. Getting Our Money's Worth. Falsifying the Market. Pay As You Go. The Public Lands. How Much Is a River Worth? Time for Good Behavior -- 7. Not Regulation-Free, but Barrier-Free. Economic Justice, Environmental Justice. Is This Job Necessary? Access to Nature. Not Regulation-Free, but Barrier-Free -- 8. The World Is Not a Wax Museum. Browse Lines. The World Is Not a Wax Museum. Weaving together history, science, and personal experience, ranging from Adam Smith and The Wealth of Nations to Leontief analysis and wilderness zoning, The Economy of Nature offers a blueprint for a greener and more prosperous world. It states quite bluntly that in the debate over wilderness preservation versus economic growth, both sides are wrong, and that a third path is not only possible but necessary. This third path is not a compromise between the other two but a whole new direction.