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The Wealth of Nature proposes a new model of economics based on the integral value of ecology. Building on the foundations of E.F. Schumacher's revolutionary .economics as if people mattered., this book examines the true cost of confusing money with wealth. By analyzing the mistakes of contemporary economics, it shows how an economy centered on natural capital-the raw materials that support human life-can move our society toward a more productive relationship with the planet that sustains us all.
The Wealth of Nature suggests public policy initiatives and personal choices that can help alleviate the economic impact of peak oil. These strategies must address not only financial concerns, but the issues of resource depletion and pollution as well. Examples include:
Profoundly insightful and impeccably argued, this book is required reading for anyone interested in the intersection of the environment and the economy as we enter the twilight of the Age of Abundance .
The main argument of this book hinges on the validity of peak oil. Presumably oil is finite and there will be peak oil, some day. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Short Dog
I’m a student of the Post Carbon, Post Distorted Self and Post 15,000 years of Stable Environment to allow Advanced Societies School of Thought. Read morePublished 12 months ago by BBook
I encountered this gem while conducting research on the field of economics concerned with valuations of Nature. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sofian Khan
There is no shortage of books outlining the path toward the collapse of the world as we know it. All identify contributing factors including resource depletion, pollution,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joseph Pawlak
Economists are missing the point of what matters to survival. We have a largely corrupt financial system and a way of valuing assets that makes no sense for the real world. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John H. Wall
I wouldn't consider myself in the 'green' crowd, but I do agree with Ben Franklin's quote, "Waste not, want not". Interesting theory and reasonably supported. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Happy Pappy
This is exellent reading. The autor brings a lot of topics in one story. A lot of fresh insights. A must read.Published on April 6, 2013 by didier
This is not a text book with a framework theory or encyclopedic information. This is a different kind of economy book which is full of brilliant formulations. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Tunc Ali Kuetuekcueoglu