A former Chancellor of the Australian National University former Governor of the Reserve Bank and adviser to several prime ministers, Dr H. C. 'Nugget' Coombs is a distinguished economist who has recently worked on the related areas of economics of resource use, resource allocation and teh environment. The essays in this 1990 book link widely shared environmental concerns to an original and penetrating analysis of contemporary economic trends.
1. Towards a sustainable society; 2. Scarcity, wealth and income; 3. Matching ecological and economic realities; 4. Science and technology - for what purpose?; 5. Economic and ecological issues in resource management; 6. Resource management and environmental law; 7. The quality of life and it's assessment; 8. Is democracy alive and well?; 9. Technology, economic change and political strategy.