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Neva R. Goodwin

Neva R. Goodwin is Co-Director of the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University.

A Survey of Sustainable Development

A Survey of Sustainable Development

Social And Economic Dimensions

Perpetual economic growth is physically impossible on a planet with finite resources. Many concerned with humanity's future have focused on the concept of "sustainable development" as an alternative, as they seek means of achieving current...

Human Well-Being and Economic Goals

Human Well-Being and Economic Goals

What are the ends of economic activity? According to neoclassical theory, efficient interaction of the profit-maximizing "ideal producer" and the utility-maximizing "ideal consumer" will eventually lead to some sort of social optimum. But is that...

The Consumer Society

The Consumer Society

The developed countries, particularly the United States, consume a disproportionate share of the world's resources, yet high and rising levels of consumption do not necessarily lead to greater satisfaction, security, or well-being, even for...