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Author Ayres, Robert.

Title Turning Point : End of the Growth Paradigm
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Copyright; Title; Contents; List of Tables, Figures and Boxes; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Preface; CHAPTER 1 On Possible and Impossible Futures; Introduction to Forecasting; Contingent Trend Extrapolations; Cycles; Discontinuities; Enduring Long-Term Trends; Implications; Notes; CHAPTER 2 Drivers of Change; Irreversible Trends as Causal Agents; Demographic Drivers; Technological Drivers; Economic Drivers; Globalization: Cause or Effect?; Implications; Notes; CHAPTER 3 The Coming Economic Crisis of the West; Background; Debts and Deficits
Intergenerational EquitySocial Crisis; Notes; CHAPTER 9 Economic Growth Versus the Environment; Background; Sustainability Versus Unsustainability; The Environment/Development Dilemma; The Sharp End: Pollution, Depletion, Health and Wealth; The Role of Markets; Summary and Implications; Notes; CHAPTER 10 Eco-Restructuring for Sustainability; Introduction; Eco-Restructuring as a Strategy; Narrowing the Issues; Limits to Recycling?; Energy Conservation: Are There Limits?; What About the Automobile?; Double Dividends; Summary and Implications; Notes; CHAPTER 11 The Government Role; Introduction
NotesCHAPTER 6 More on Jobs; Introduction; What Does the Evidence Show?; Indirect Wage Impacts of Trade; How To Preserve a Trade Surplus Without Really Competing; Is Job Training the Panacea?; Summary and Implications; Notes; CHAPTER 7 The Growth Illusion; Introduction; The Growth Debate Revisited; Growth Addiction; Growth or Welfare?; The Problem of Measurement; Notes; CHAPTER 8 Equity, Poverty and the Coming Social Crisis; Equity Versus Efficiency; Who Benefits from Growth?; Causes and Excuses; Statistics on Wealth; Social Pathology; Rich and Poor in the Developing World
Optimal TaxesTax/Subsidy Reform; Welfare Reform and Exchangeable Quotas; Trade Reform; Regulatory Reform; Science and Technology; Summary and Implications; Notes; CHAPTER 12 International Development Issues; Introduction; What Can the North Do To Assist the South?; A New Approach to Sustainable Development; The Global Environment; Notes; CHAPTER 13 The Economic Growth Paradigm; Background; The State of Macro Theory; Problems with the Theory; Sources of Technological Progress; Resources as Factors of Production; Theory Versus Current Policy Proposals; In Conclusion; Notes
Why Growth Will (Almost Certainly) LagThe Squeeze; Debt and Public Policy; The Final Solution -- Inflation?; Summary and Implications; Notes; CHAPTER 4 Wild Cards: Russia, China, India and Islam; Introduction; Russia; China; India; Islam; Summary and Implications; Notes; CHAPTER 5 Technology, Progress and Economic Growth; What Is Progress?; Causes and Effects; Other Sources of Technical Progress; Why the US Is the Technology Leader; Growth Contra Technological Progress?; Is Technological Change Necessarily Growth Friendly?; Technology and Growth: Standard Theory; Summary and Implications
Summary This text discusses the current basis of economic growth, concluding that it is is failing to deliver, and is actually harming our prospects for future security. Further arguments propose a possible long-term strategy for economic revival - eco-restructuring. This strategy involves a shifting away from production of goods to production of services, closing material cycles and eliminating reliance on non-renewable resources
Notes CHAPTER 14 The Free Trade Paradigm
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ISBN 1134179782