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    DescriptionThe Wealth of Nature proposes a new model of economics based on the integral value of ecology. Building on the foundations of E. F. Schumacher's revolutionary "economics as if people mattered," this book examines the true cost of confusing money with wealth. By analyzing the mistakes of contemporary economics, it shows how an economy centered on natural capital--the raw materials that support human life--can move our society toward a more productive relationship with the planet that sustains us all. The Wealth of Nature suggests public policy initiatives and personal choices that can help alleviate the economic impact of Peak Oil. These strategies must address not only financial concerns, but the issues of resource depletion and pollution as well. Examples include: * Adjusting tax policy to penalize the use of natural nonrenewable resources over recycled materials* Placing public welfare above corporate interests* Empowering individuals, families, and communities by prioritizing local, sustainable solutions* Building economies at an appropriate scale Profoundly insightful and impeccably argued, this book is required reading for anyone interested in the intersection of the environment and the economy as we enter the twilight of the Age of Abundance. John Michael Greer is a scholar of ecological history, an award-winning author, and an internationally renowned peak oil theorist whose blog The Archdruid Report has become one of the most widely cited online resources dealing with the future of industrial society.


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    Title
    The Wealth of Nature
    Subtitle
    Economics as If Survival Mattered
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Michael Greer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780865716735
    ISBN 10: 0865716730
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC subject category V2: KC
    LC classification: HD
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
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    DC22: 338.9
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    DC23: 338.9
    Thema V1.0: KC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    New Society Publishers
    Imprint name
    New Society Publishers
    Publication date
    31 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Gabriola Island
    Author Information
    John Michael Greer is a scholar of ecological history, an award-winning author and an internationally renowned Peak Oil theorist whose blog, "The Archdruid Report", has become one of the most widely cited online resources dealing with the future of industrial society. He is a certified Master Conserver, an organic gardener, and has been active in the alternative spirituality movement for more than 25 years.
    Table of contents
    Foreword: A Guide for the Perplexed; The Failure of Economics; The Three Economies; The Metaphysics of Money; The Price of Energy; The Appropriate Tools; The Road Ahead; Small is Beautiful; Notes; Bibliography.