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It is true, of course, that people can be induced to do certain things, and this is
done usually in one of two ways: 1) we can take advantage of people's propensity
to imitate other people and 2) we can make it appear to people that it
Ayres and Kneese
1. What are three important characteristics of the disposal of residuals resulting from the consumption
and production process?
2. What are three standard assumptions of modern welfare economics and the resulting conclusion th
8. By raising overall employment, a green
opportunities to previously unemployed
and underemployed workers thereby
raising their productivity from a lower to
a higher level.
15. Government mandates are an
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LBST 311 discussion questions for Week 2 September 13
1. In the reading, "And no birds sing" from Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, she outlines a process that
leads from an infestation of Dutch elm disease to the deaths of robins. Summarize that process ste
W.S. Jevons (Jevons paradox or rebound):
As a rule, new modes of economy [efficiency] will lead to an increase of consumption according
to a principle recognised in many parallel instances.
The economy of labour effected by the introduction of new machine
Which myth and reality statements match with the following articles:
Hueting, "Three Persistent Myths in the Environmental Debate."
Georgescu-Roegen, Myths about Energy and Matter.
Morriss, "Seven Myths about Green Jobs."
LBST 311 Week 4 Questions
1. According to Sweeny how have trade unions in the U.S. been responding to environmental problems?
What does Sweeny propose as an alternative?
2. Barca refers to K.W. Kapps analysis of cost shifting. What is cost-shifting? How d
LBST 311 Week 3 discussion questions.
1. What are the three components of Pietilas triangle of the human economy?
2. What are the essential characteristics of each component of the human economy?
3. What are the relative contributions of paid and unpaid w