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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.



Other Independent Review articles by Robert M. Whaples
    Spring 2015   Skeptical Thoughts on a Taxpayer-Funded Basic Income Guarantee
    Winter 2015   A Feathered River across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction
    Summer 2014   The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future
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Volume 11 Number 2
Fall 2006

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