Prophecy de Novo: The Nearly Self-Fulfilling Doomsday Forecast
By Craig S. Marxsen
This article appeared in the Winter 2003 issue of The Independent Review

The environmentalist manifesto The Limits to Growth (1972) predicted that a series of ecological catastrophes would soon bring economic collapse. The book was wrong about environmental apocalypse, but it did help create a favorable climate for regulations that have seriously hampered economic growth.

Other Independent Review articles by Craig S. Marxsen
    Spring 2008   Politically Contrived Gasoline Shortage
    Fall 2003   Bountiful Harvest: Technology, Food Safety, and the Environment
    Summer 2000   The Environmental Propaganda Agency

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