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The Bet

Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future

by Paul Sabin

Are we headed for a world of scarce resources and environmental catastrophe, or will innovation and markets yield greater prosperity In 1980, the iconoclastic economist Julian Simon challenged celebrity biologist Paul Ehrlich to a bet. Their wager on the future prices of five metals captured the public’s imagination as a test of coming prosperity o...
Publish Date
2013
September 3
Goodreads rating
3.7
ISBN
9780300176483
Tags
nonfictionmoney-and-financeenvironmentsciencepoliticssocial-sciences
Recommendations
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Gave me new perspective on why so many big challenges get bogged down in political battles rather than being focused on problem-solving.     source