Steady-State Economics

Steady-State Economics

Second Edition With New Essays

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Herman E. Daly

318 pages pages | 6 X 9

First published in 1977, this volume caused a sensation because of Daly's radical view that "enough is best." Today, his ideas are recognized as the key to sustainable development, and Steady-State Economics is universally acknowledged as the leading book on the economics of sustainability.

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition


PART I. The Steady-State Economy

Chapter 1. An Overview of the Issues

Chapter 2. The Concept of a Steady-State Economy

Chapter 3. Institutions for a Steady-State Economy

Chapter 4. Efficiency in the Steady-State Economy


PART II. The Growth Debate

Chapter 5. A Catechism of Growth Fallacies

Chapter 6. Energy and the Growth Debate

Chapter 7. Developing Economies and the Steady State

Chapter 8. Conclusion: On Biophysical Equilibrium and Moral Growth


PART III. Further Essays in the Economics of Sustainability

Chapter 9. The Steady-State Economy: Alternative to Growthmania

Chapter 10. The Circular Flow of Exchange Value and the Linear Throughput of Matter-energy: A Case of Misplaced Concreteness

Chapter 11. Alternative Strategies for Integrating Economics and Ecology

Chapter 12. The Economic Growth Debate: What Some Economists Have Learned, But Many Have Not

Chapter 13. Sustainable Development: From Concept and Theory toward Operational Principles


PART IV. The Debate Continues: Reviews and Critiques \ Herman E. Daly

Chapter 14. Review of the Ultimate Resource

Chapter 15. Review of Population Growth and Economic Development: Policy Questions

Chapter 16. Thermodynamic and Economic Concepts as Related to Resource-Use Policies: Comment

Chapter 17. A. N. Whitehead's Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness: Examples from Economics



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