Is economic growth desirable? Possible? Necessary? The distinguished social scientists represented in this collection give conflicting answers, resulting in a lively debate on the costs and benefits of growth in the developed and developing countries. This volume, first published in 1973, contains proceedings of a Conference on the Limits to Growth, held at the Center for Social Research, Lehigh University, October 1972. This book will be of interest to students of economics.
Table of Contents
Preface; Contributors; Introduction; 1. Growth and Antigrowth: What Are the Issues? 2. Is the End of the World at Hand? 3. Can Technological Progress Continue to Provide for the Future? 4. Energy Supply as a Factor in Economic Growth 5. Growth and Environmental Problems of Noncapitalist Nations 6. Social Consequences of Zero Economic Growth 7. Zero Economic Growth and the Distribution of Income 8. In There an Optimum Level of Population? 9. Discussion of Papers 10. A Dialogue on the Issues 11. The Club of Rome Model