ENVR 201 Lecture Notes - Just-World Hypothesis, Malthusianism, Creative Destruction

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Ingenuity gap book by homer dickson (a political scientist politics in environment and developing countries, perhaps developing countries are more susceptible) q. Politics are interdisciplinary (cid:120) arts, social sciences, natural sciences. Environmental scarcity (cid:198) can lead to negative social effects (cid:120) 1. Productivity: constrained economic productivity of those highly dependent on environmental resources, migration of affected people, social segmentation, typically along social cleavages, disruption and weakening of institutions, including the state. 3 positions (cid:120) malthusianism pop increases exponentially, food increases linearly: resource decreasing, scarcity increasing, resource demand increasing too (cid:120) economic optimism, food production can always increase despite population. Continue : ingenuity is required to continue the incentive to bring new ideas to the capitalist system and market (cid:120) Ingenuity gap is trying to avoid the crisis" of collapse by bringing new resources ( in a way the market economy has been successful thus far because things" are managing to continue".

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