Jared Diamond projects global environmental and economic decline in his 2005 bestseller Collapse: How Societies Chose to Fail or Succeed. In contrast, most economists predict not growth-induced resource depletion or Malthusian economic stagnation, but instead potentially reversible problems caused by bad government policies.
|Other Independent Review articles by Robert M. Whaples|
|Fall 2015||Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One|
|Spring 2015||Skeptical Thoughts on a Taxpayer-Funded Basic Income Guarantee|
|Winter 2015||A Feathered River across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeons Flight to Extinction|
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