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Main Title Eco-economy : building an economy for the earth /
Author Brown, Lester R. ; Brown, Lester Russell
Publisher W.W. Norton,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 48272718
ISBN 0393321932; 9780393321937
Subjects Environmental economics.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  HC79.E5B759 2001 NHEERL/AED Library/Narragansett,RI 08/10/2015
EIAM  HC79.E5B759 2001 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/18/2002
EJBM  HC79.E5B759 2001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/06/2002 STATUS
EKAM  HC 79 .E5 B76 2001 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 11/12/2004
EKBM  HC79.E5B759 2001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/04/2018
ELBM  HC79.E5B76 2001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/01/2016
ENAM  HC79.E5B759 2001 Region 7 IRC Library/Kansas City,KS 02/21/2003
EOAM  HC79.E5B759 2001 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/12/2003
ERAM  HC79.E5B759 2001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2002
ESAM  HC79.E5B76 2001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/11/2002
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xviii, 333 pages : charts, 1 map ; 24 cm
"Earth Policy Institute." Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-322) and index.
Contents Notes
Lester Brown argues that, like the Sumerian and Mayan civilizations, our economy is fast destroying its environmental support systems, threatening future generations. The challenge is to restructure the global economy, replacing our fossil fuel-based, automobile-centered, throwaway economy with a new one that is environmentally sustainable. Brown outlines his vision of the new economy. It will be powered not with fossil fuels but with solar and wind energy. Its urban transport systems will be centered not around the automobile but around light rail and the bicycle. It will not be a throwaway economy but will be a reuse/recycle economy with a stable population. And building this new economy represents the greatest investment opportunity in history. There is no middle ground. Either we build an economy that is environmentally sustainable or stay with our existing economy until environmental deterioration leads to economic decline.