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The bridge at the edge of the world : capitalism, the environment, and crossing from crisis to sustainability

Author: James Gustave Speth
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an analysis of modern capitalism and its impact on the global environmental crises, and discusses how the transformation of current economic and political systems can lead to environmental sustainability.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Gustave Speth
ISBN: 9780300136111 0300136110 9780300151152 0300151152
OCLC Number: 177820867
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Looking into the abyss --
Modern capitalism : out of control --
The limits of today's environmentalism --
The market : making it work for the environment --
Economic growth : moving to a post-growth society --
Real growth : promoting the well-being of people and nature --
Consumption : living with enough, not always more --
The corporation : changing the fundamental dynamics --
Capitalism's core : advancing beyond today's capitalism --
A new consciousness --
A new politics --
The bridge at the edge of the world.
Responsibility: James Gustave Speth.
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