Rationale for an Economics of a Crowded Planet

  • Fraser Murison Smith


This chapter synthesizes the findings from the first three chapters to propose a rationale for an economics of a crowded planet through a set of foundational propositions. It emphasizes the normative nature of such an economics, as well as its need to collaborate with other sciences, as a social undertaking. Economics on a crowded planet is a science of complex systems, embracing a holistic epistemology. Its primary purposes are to enhance the economy’s material efficiency and to maintain economic distribution within socially acceptable bounds. These propositions will be elaborated in subsequent chapters.


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