Ecological economics: energy, environment and society

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Abstract

Deals mainly with the study of energy flow; a unifying principle in ecological analysis and in the analysis of the economy from an ecological viewpoint. Each chapter considers at least one author, natural scientist or economist, who examined the relations between economics and the study of the flow of energy in human societies, and who wrote in the period between 1865 and the 1940's. Ecological economics questions the rationality of both the market and the planned economy as a means of allocating scarce resources. Alternative theories of value and distribution of exhaustible resources are discussed. -P.Davies
Original languageEnglish
JournalEcological economics: energy, environment and society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987

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