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How Would You Like Your 'Sustainability,' Sir? Weak or Strong? A Reply to My Critics.

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This article concentrates on the Jacobs and Daly criticisms (1994) of my earlier article in the same journal (1994) criticizing the concept of 'sustainable development'. Daly and Jacobs agreed with my criticisms of 'weak' sustainability, but defended 'strong' sustainability on the grounds that natural and manmade capital were 'complements' in the productive process and that economists are wrong, therefore, in assuming that they are infinitely substitutable. This article maintains that they ar...

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Journal:
Environmental Values More from this journal
Volume:
4
Publication date:
1995-01-01
ISSN:
0963-2719
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:6273022d-0636-41c4-ad90-782f5ee9d508
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12621
Deposit date:
2011-08-15

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