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Economics for People and the Planet

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A call for egalitarian distribution of wealth and power to safeguard the environment and address climate change.


Economics for People and the Planet, a collection of essays by James K. Boyce on the environment, inequality and the economy, argues that there is not an inexorable trade-off between advancing human well-being and having a clean and safe environment. The goal of economic policy should be to grow the good things that improve our well-being and environmental quality and reduce the bad things that harm humans and nature. To reorient the economy for these ends, we will need to achieve a more egalitarian distribution of wealth and power. Global climate change – the most pressing environmental challenge of our time – adds urgency to this task and creates historic opportunities for moving towards a greener future.


List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Part I. Rethinking Economics and the Environment; Chapter 1. Limits to Growth – of What?; Chapter 2. The Twin Tragedies of Open Access; Chapter 3. Pursuing Profits – or Power?; Chapter 4. Rent in a Warming World; Chapter 5. Universal Assets for Universal Income; Chapter 6. Universal Basic Income: Six Questions; Chapter 7. Environmentalism’s Original Sin; Chapter 8. Rethinking Extinction; Part II. Environmental Injustice; Chapter 9. Inequality and the Environment; Chapter 10. Clean Air for All; Chapter 11. Letter from Flint; Chapter 12. Let Them Drink Pollution?; Chapter 13. Letter from Delhi; Chapter 14. Mapping the Environmental Riskscape; Chapter 15. Measuring Pollution Inequality; Chapter 16. Cleaning the Air and Cooling the Planet; Part III. Climate Policy; Chapter 17. Smart Climate Policy; Chapter 18. Investment in Disadvantaged Communities; Chapter 19. Dividends for All; Chapter 20. Truth Spill; Chapter 21. Four Pillars of Climate Justice; Chapter 22. The Perverse Logic of Offsets; Chapter 23. Climate Policy as Wealth Creation; Chapter 24. The Carbon Dividend; Chapter 25. Keeping the Government Whole; Chapter 26. Air Quality Co-benefits in Climate Policy; Chapter 27. Climate Adaptation: Protecting Money or People?; Chapter 28. Forging a Sustainable Climate Policy; Notes; Publication History; Index.

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Published 16 January 2019
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EAN13 9781783088775
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