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Sustainability: An Assault on Economics – Tyler A. Watts

One of my key areas of interest is how to deliver sustainable, stable and inclusive prosperity. This is why I dedicate so much time to economics. However, the word “sustainable” may not convey the same thing to everyone: via Sustainability: An Assault on Economics – Tyler A. Watts – Mises Institute: The sustainability movement is an assault on economics. It claims at its core that prices don’t operate through time to direct consumption and production decisions in a sustainable way. […]

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The modern-day Malthusian: resources vs simple arithmetic

Bumped up from first posting on 17 Dec 2007, as I reflect again on sustainability. See also Wikipedia for an introduction, Jancovici for a summary of a classic treatise, and Friedman for an alternative, if now old, perspective. Albert Bartlett: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. I dare you not to watch them all, if you watch the first 2 1/2 minutes. Also here.

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