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Economics for people and the planet (2019)

inequality in the era of climate change

in: Anthem frontiers of global political economy

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Abstract

Economics for People and the Planet, a collection of essays by James K. Boyce on the environment, inequality and the economy, argues that there is not an inexorable trade-off between advancing human well-being and having a clean and safe environment. The goal of economic policy should be to grow the good things that improve our well-being and environmental quality and reduce the bad things that harm humans and nature. To reorient the economy for these ends, we will need to achieve a more egalitarian distribution of wealth and power. Global climate change - the most pressing environmental challenge of our time - adds urgency to this task and creates historic opportunities for moving towards a greener future.

Keywords

Environmental protection, Economic aspects

Languages

English

Publisher

Anthem Press

ISBN

9781783088768, 9781783088751

Pages

vi, 161

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