The Spirit of Green : The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World

The Spirit of Green : The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World

Description

From a Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in environmental economics, an innovative account of how and why "green thinking" could cure many of the world's most serious problems-from global warming to pandemics

Solving the world's biggest problems-from climate catastrophe and pandemics to wildfires and corporate malfeasance-requires, more than anything else, coming up with new ways to manage the powerful interactions that surround us. For carbon emissions and other environmental damage, this means ensuring that those responsible pay their full costs rather than continuing to pass them along to others, including future generations. In The Spirit of Green, Nobel Prize-winning economist William Nordhaus describes a new way of green thinking that would help us overcome our biggest challenges without sacrificing economic prosperity, in large part by accounting for the spillover costs of economic collisions.

In a discussion that ranges from the history of the environmental movement to the Green New Deal, Nordhaus explains how the spirit of green thinking provides a compelling and hopeful new perspective on modern life. At the heart of green thinking is a recognition that the globalized world is shaped not by isolated individuals but rather by innumerable interactions inside and outside the economy. He shows how rethinking economic efficiency, sustainability, politics, profits, taxes, individual ethics, corporate social responsibility, finance, and more would improve the effectiveness and equity of our society. And he offers specific solutions-on how to price carbon, how to pursue low-carbon technologies, how to design an efficient tax system, and how to foster international cooperation through climate clubs.

The result is a groundbreaking new vision of how we can have our environment and our economy too.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0691171327
ISBN 13: 9780691171326

18 May 2016
Gernot Wagner

ISBN 10: 030021264X
ISBN 13: 9780300212648

23 Jun 2015
William D. Nordhaus

ISBN 10: 0744042186
ISBN 13: 9780744042184

23 Nov 2021
Tony Juniper

ISBN 10: 0674971167
ISBN 13: 9780674971165

01 May 2021
Philippe Aghion

ISBN 10: 0807028363
ISBN 13: 9780807028360

31 Mar 2020
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

ISBN 10: 0674258444
ISBN 13: 9780674258440

01 Oct 2021
Eswar S. Prasad

ISBN 10: 0753554836
ISBN 13: 9780753554838

27 May 2020
Carlo M. Cipolla

ISBN 10: 0385546130
ISBN 13: 9780385546133

16 Feb 2021
Bill Gates

ISBN 10: 0241419735
ISBN 13: 9780241419731

28 Jan 2021
Mariana Mazzucato

ISBN 10: 0593420470
ISBN 13: 9780593420478

09 Nov 2021
John Doerr

ISBN 10: 0262045613
ISBN 13: 9780262045612

02 Feb 2021
Olivier Blanchard

ISBN 10: 0593297555
ISBN 13: 9780593297551

07 Sep 2021
Adam Tooze