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  • Hooked on Growthby Douglas E. Booth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 39.00

    This accessible and provocative book explores whether getting 'unhooked' from economic growth to meet the needs of the environment is possible. Although giving the environment priority over growth may seem radical, the author argues that it can be accomplished using marketable emissions allowances, transferable development rights, and other tools popular... more...

  • Retrofitting the Built Environmentby William Swan; Philip Brown

    Wiley 2013; US$ 139.00 US$ 125.10

    The physical upgrading of the existing domestic and industrial building stock to improve energy performance is an essential part of a transition to a low carbon society. Successfully retrofitting buildings to improve energy performance is not simply a technological challenge, it is a complex socio-technical problem that needs to be addressed in a... more...

  • The Growth Illusionby Richard Douthwaite

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 1999; US$ 15.99

    The idea that growth is beneficial underlies the economic strategies of all major political parties, but the reality of recent years is that the negative effects of growth have far outweighed any positive ones. In Ireland growth has been the root cause of unemployment in Britain it has led to an eightfold increase in crime, the breakdown of family... more...

  • Economic Growth and Sustainable Housingby Jin Xue

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship critically discusses the possibilities of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth. The author refutes the belief in combining perpetual economic growth with long-term environmental sustainability based on the premise that economic growth can be fully decoupled from... more...

  • Staat und Wirtschaft im 19. Jahrhundertby Rudolf Boch

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 31.00

    Rudolf Boch legt mit seinem Lehrbuch einen ersten monographischen Überblick zum Verhältnis von Staat und Wirtschaft im 19. Jahrhundert vor. Er zeigt, wie dieses Verhältnis in Deutschland nicht zuletzt dadurch bestimmt wurde, dass ältere Sozialformen, Mentalitäten und Staatstraditionen die liberalen Reformen nach 1806 sowie in den 1860er... more...

  • Kommunale Wohnungspolitik im Dritten Reichby Ulrike Haerendel

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 105.00

    Während Hitler und seine Architekten die Umgestaltung Münchens zur monumentalen "Hauptstadt der Bewegung" planten, herrschte in der Stadt schwere Wohnungsnot. Die Abkehr von der öffentlichen Subventionierung des Mietwohnungsbaus und die Konzentration auf das Siedlungswesen hatten schon in den ersten Jahren der NS-Herrschaft unzureichende Bauleistungen... more...

  • You Have to Admit It's Getting Betterby Terry L. Anderson

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Contrary to popular belief, economic growth is not the antithesis of environmental quality; rather, the two go hand in hand if the incentives are right. The author shows how, by developing and protecting the institutions of freedom rather than regulating human use of natural resources through political processes, we can have our environmental cake... more...

  • Housing Policy at a Crossroadsby John C. Weicher

    AEI Press 2012; US$ 101.00

    Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, American housing policy has focused on building homes for the poor. Housing Policy at a Crossroads provides a comprehensive survey of past low-income housing programs which acts not only as a history of housing policy, but as a guide to issues confronting policy makers and argues a case for vouchers as the cheapest,... more...

  • What We Learned in the Rainforestby Tachi Kiuchi; Bill Shireman

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2001; US$ 27.95

    What We Learned in the Rainforest presents a surprising new business principle: by applying strategies and practices gleaned from nature-by emulating what it once sought to conquer-business can adapt rapidly to changing market conditions and attain greater and more sustainable profits.With clear, direct language and dozens of real-world examples, Kiuchi... more...

  • How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashesby Peter D. Schiff; Andrew J. Schiff

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.99

    Straight answers to every question you've ever had about how the economy works and how it affects your life In this Collector's Edition of their celebrated How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes , Peter Schiff, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof and The Real Crash , once again teams up with his brother Andrew to spin... more...