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The Economics of Abundance : a Political Economy of Freedom, Equity, and Sustainability.

Author: Wolfgang Hoeschele
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2010.
Series: Green economics and sustainable growth series.
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The author 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 enable activists in many fields (social justice, civil liberties, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Hoeschele
ISBN: 9780566089411 0566089416
OCLC Number: 638859515
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1 The Paradox of Our Times; Human Needs and Wants; Creating Addiction; Depletion and Degradation of Natural Resources; Is There an Alternative?; Part IThe Production of Scarcity; 2 Oppressive Scarcities; 3 Exploitative Scarcities; 4 The Creation of Needs; 5 A Global Geography of Scarcity; 6 Systems of Control; Part II Paths Toward Abundance; 7 The Art of Living; 8 Resource-Use Rights; 9 Reclaiming Self-Reliance and Cooperation; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Green economics and sustainable growth series.

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This book critiques capitalism as being based on the creation of scarcity in order to yield profits, and proposes an alternative path of development that would promote freedom, equity and  Read more...

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