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The economics of abundance : a political economy of freedom, equity, and sustainability

Author: Wolfgang Hoeschele
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Gower, ©2010.
Series: Green economics and sustainable growth series.
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So, can demand only be reduced by curtailing freedom and is this acceptable? This book argues that, by analyzing how scarcity-generating institutions work and then reforming or dismantling them, we can enhance individual freedom and support entrepreneurial initiative, and at the same time make progress toward social justice and environmental sustainability by reducing demands on vital resources. This vision would
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Hoeschele
ISBN: 9780566089404 0566089408 9780566089411 0566089416
OCLC Number: 477267000
Description: xiv, 244 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. The paradox of our times --
pt. I. The production of scarcity. --
2. Oppressive scarcities --
3. Exploitative scarcities --
4. The creation of needs --
5. A global geography of scarcity --
6. Systems of control --
pt. II. Paths toward abundance. --
7. The art of living --
8. Resource-use rights --
9. Reclaiming self-reliance and cooperation.
Series Title: Green economics and sustainable growth series.
Responsibility: by Wolfgang Hoeschele.
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