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The Resource The ultimate resource 2, Julian L. Simon

The ultimate resource 2, Julian L. Simon

Label
The ultimate resource 2
Title
The ultimate resource 2
Statement of responsibility
Julian L. Simon
Title variation
Ultimate resource two
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Arguing that the ultimate resource is the human imagination coupled to the human spirit, Julian Simon led a vigorous challenge to conventional beliefs about scarcity of energy and natural resources, pollution of the environment, the effects of immigration, and the "perils of overpopulation." The comprehensive data, careful quantitative research, and economic logic contained in the first edition of The Ultimate Resource questioned widely held professional judgments about the threat of overpopulation, and Simon's celebrated bet with Paul Ehrlich about resource prices in the 1980s enhanced the public attention--both pro and con--that greeted this controversial book. Now Princeton University Press presents a revised and expanded edition of The Ultimate Resource. The new volume is thoroughly updated and provides a concise theory for the observed trends: Population growth and increased income put pressure on supplies of resources. This increases prices, which provides opportunity and incentive for innovation. Eventually the innovative responses are so successful that prices end up below what they were before the shortages occurred. The book also tackles timely issues such as the supposed rate of species extinction, the "vanishing farmland crisis," and the wastefulness of coercive recycling. In Simon's view, the key factor in natural and world economic growth is our capacity for the creation of new ideas and contributions to knowledge. The more people alive who can be trained to help solve the problems that confront us, the faster we can remove obstacles, and the greater the economic inheritance we shall bequeath to our descendants. In conjunction with the size of the educated population, the key constraint on human progress is the nature of the economic-political system: talented people need economic freedom and security to bring their talents to fruition.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-1998
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simon, Julian Lincoln
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Population
  • Natural resources
  • Economic policy
  • 02.40 futurology
  • 43.02 philosophy of environmental science
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic policy
  • Natural resources
  • Population
  • Natürliche Ressourcen
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
  • Bevölkerung
  • Bevolkingsvraagstuk
  • Voedselvraagstuk
  • Energievraagstuk
  • Milieuvraagstuk
  • Economische groei
  • Toekomstverwachtingen
  • Vernieuwing
  • Optimisme
  • Umweltschutz
  • Nutzung
  • Bevölkerungswachstum
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Ressources naturelles
  • Politique économique
  • Population
Label
The ultimate resource 2, Julian L. Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-690) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. What Are the Real Population and Resource Problems? -- 1. The Amazing Theory of Raw-Material Scarcity -- 2. Why Are Material-Technical Resource Forecasts So Often Wrong? -- 3. Can the Supply of Natural Resources -- Especially Energy -- Really Be Infinite? Yes! -- 4. The Grand Theory -- 5. Famine 1995? or 2025? or 1975? -- 6. What Are the Limits on Food Production? -- 7. The Worldwide Food Situation Now: Shortage Crises, Glut Crises, and Government -- 8. Are We Losing Ground? -- 9. Two Bogeymen: "Urban Sprawl" and Soil Erosion -- 10. Water, Wood, Wetlands -- and What Next? -- 11. When Will We Run Out of Oil? Never! -- 12. Today's Energy Issues -- 13. Nuclear Power: Tomorrow's Greatest Energy Opportunity -- 14. A Dying Planet? How the Media Have Scared the Public -- 15. The Peculiar Theory of Pollution -- 16. Whither the History of Pollution? -- 17. Pollution Today: Specific Trends and Issues -- 18. Bad Environmental and Resource Scares -- 19. Will Our Consumer Wastes Bury Us?
Control code
on1162817372
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 734 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691214764
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv10wxz7k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162817372
Label
The ultimate resource 2, Julian L. Simon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-690) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. What Are the Real Population and Resource Problems? -- 1. The Amazing Theory of Raw-Material Scarcity -- 2. Why Are Material-Technical Resource Forecasts So Often Wrong? -- 3. Can the Supply of Natural Resources -- Especially Energy -- Really Be Infinite? Yes! -- 4. The Grand Theory -- 5. Famine 1995? or 2025? or 1975? -- 6. What Are the Limits on Food Production? -- 7. The Worldwide Food Situation Now: Shortage Crises, Glut Crises, and Government -- 8. Are We Losing Ground? -- 9. Two Bogeymen: "Urban Sprawl" and Soil Erosion -- 10. Water, Wood, Wetlands -- and What Next? -- 11. When Will We Run Out of Oil? Never! -- 12. Today's Energy Issues -- 13. Nuclear Power: Tomorrow's Greatest Energy Opportunity -- 14. A Dying Planet? How the Media Have Scared the Public -- 15. The Peculiar Theory of Pollution -- 16. Whither the History of Pollution? -- 17. Pollution Today: Specific Trends and Issues -- 18. Bad Environmental and Resource Scares -- 19. Will Our Consumer Wastes Bury Us?
Control code
on1162817372
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 734 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691214764
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv10wxz7k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162817372

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