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The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth

Kenneth E. Boulding, 1966


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Resource IDboulding1966
Resource titleThe Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth
Author/sourceKenneth E. Boulding
Date published 1966
Summary text/ abstractWe are now in the middle of a long process of transition in the nature of the image which man has of himself and his environment. Primitive men, and to a large extent also men of the early civilizations, imagined themselves to be living on a virtually illimitable plane. There was almost always somewhere beyond the known limits of human habitation, and over a very large part of the time that man has been on earth, there has been something like a frontier. That is, there was always some place else to go when things got too difficult, either by reason of the deterioration of the natural environment or a deterioration of the social structure in places where people happened to live. The image of the frontier is probably one of the oldest images of mankind, and it is not surprising that we find it hard to get rid of.
Library categoriesEconomics, 'Limits to Growth', Simplicity
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