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|
|Winter 2015||A Feathered River across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeons Flight to Extinction|
|Summer 2014||The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earths Future|
|Spring 2014||Symposium on Successful Presidential Economic Policies: Introduction|
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