A Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic Growth


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In this detailed economic investigation of sustainable development, a noted professor of economics argues that many of the alarms commonly sounded by environmentalists are, in fact, unfounded, and that current sustainable development policies should be reconsidered in light of their effects on the earth's human population, such as increased poverty and environmental degradation in developing countries. In a rare balanced counterpoint to popular sustainable development rhetoric, Professor Beckerman forces policy makers to ...

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Apr 17, 2008

A real eye-opener!

Simply written, yet detailed, this book is like an epiphany! It gives great insight into the misunderstandings and misrepresentations in modern environmental ideas and schemes from the point of view of economics. It really sets things straight in a positive and constructive way. The book is uncomplicated and flows well, building your knowledge and understanding of the subjects as you read. No prior experience in economics or environmental issues is needs to understand this book with clarity. Beckerman gives simple real-world examples and plenty of references without making his book overly scientific or academic. This is a book I will keep on my shelf, and reference in my own work.

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