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Collapse? The “Dismal” Science Doesn’t Think So
By Robert M. Whaples
This article appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

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.



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Volume 11 Number 2
Fall 2006

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