The Wealth of Nature: Economics as if Survival Mattered
Building On The Foundations of E.F. Schumacher's Revolutionary "economics as if people mattered," The Wealth of Nature examines the true cost of confusing money with wealth. By analyzing the mistakes of contemporary economics, it shows how an economy centered on natural capital -the raw materials that support human life- can move our society toward a more productive relationship with the planet that sustains us all.
The Wealth of Nature suggests public policy initiatives and personal choices that will help alleviate the impact of peak oil by addressing not only financial concerns, but the issues of resource depletion and pollution as well. Examples include:
. Placing public welfare above corporate interests
. Prioritizing local, sustainable solutions
. Taxing the use of non-renewable resources over recycled materials
. Building economies at an appropriate scale.
Profoundly insightful and impeccably argued, this book is required reading for anyone interested in the intersection of the environment and the economy as we enter the twilight of the Age of Abundance.