Virtually all modern economic systems are based on the continued exploitation of nature.
Environomics is all about developing a sustainable global economy.
The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) home page. Ecological Economics goes beyond conventional conceptions of scientific disciplines and attempts to integrate and synthesize many different disciplinary perspectives in order to achieve an ecologically and economically sustainable world. ISEE is a not-for-profit organization established in 1988, and is now housed at the University of Maryland's Solomons campus near Washington, DC, USA.
The Nobel Prize in Economics was not created by Alfred Nobel: "As stipulated in the will of the Swedish-born inventor and international industrialist Alfred Nobel, which was opened after his death in 1896, the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, while the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway. Since 1969 an additional prize has been awarded at the ceremony in Stockholm, the Sveriges Riksbank (Bank of Sweden) Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel, which was established in 1968 on the occasion of the Riksbank's 300th anniversary. "
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If the GDP is Up, Why is America Down? [Atlantic Monthly, Oct. 95]