The wealth of nature : how mainstream economics has failed the environment (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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The wealth of nature : how mainstream economics has failed the environment

Author: Robert Nadeau
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Series: Online access with subscription: Proquest Ebook Central.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This provocative book explains why neoclassical economic theory cannot account for the costs of doing business in the global environment Annotation. The fundamental problem is that the neoclassical economic conception of the relationship between parts such as economic actors and firms, and whole market systems is totally incompatible with the environmental relationships between organisms and the whole ecosystem or  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Nadeau
ISBN: 0231127987 9780231127981 0231127995 9780231127998
OCLC Number: 50906006
Description: xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Homo Economicus and the environmental crisis --
Metaphysics, Newtonian Physics, and classical economics --
The Neoclassical economists and mid-nineteenth century physics --
Mainstream economics and globalization --
Environmental economics --
Ecological economics --
Emergence and a new view of order --
Cosmic connections --
The costs of doing business in the global environment --
Science, ethics, and the environmental crisis.
Series Title: Online access with subscription: Proquest Ebook Central.
Responsibility: Robert L. Nadeau.
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Demonstrates that the claim that neoclassical economics is a science comparable to the physical sciences is totally bogus and that our failure to recognize and deal with this fact constitutes the  Read more...

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Of inputs, outputs, and invisible hands: a prolegomenon to a future economics that takes environmental costs fully into account... there's a new accountant in town, and he's counting megawatts and Read more...

 
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