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The Resource Navigating the Titanic : economic growth, energy, and the failure of governance, Bryne Purchase

Navigating the Titanic : economic growth, energy, and the failure of governance, Bryne Purchase

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Navigating the Titanic : economic growth, energy, and the failure of governance
Title
Navigating the Titanic
Title remainder
economic growth, energy, and the failure of governance
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Bryne Purchase
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eng
Summary
"Navigating the Titanic outlines the brief history of economic growth and the private and public institutions - markets, corporations, households, and governments - which underpin that growth. Bryne Purchase examines mega-risks related to our economy's use of fossil fuels and specifically looks at resource depletion, energy security, and climate change - all "mega-risks" because they are both global in scope and potentially existential in impact. Focusing on North America, with a particular emphasis on the United States, Purchase's central argument is that the institutions which have produced spectacular economic growth are not capable of acting with prudence to deal with these mega-risks before they become a real danger. He identifies certain institutional design flaws that, while underwriting economic growth, leave society open to potentially catastrophic failure and reveals how these design flaws have been compounded by the stresses of the growing income inequality in society"--provided by publisher
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1944-
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Purchase, Bryne Brock
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
Series statement
Queen's policy studies series
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  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Power resources
  • Power resources
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Industrial policy
  • Industrial policy
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Navigating the Titanic : economic growth, energy, and the failure of governance, Bryne Purchase
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-156)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17331432
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 156 pages
Isbn
9781553393306
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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(OCoLC)1065223026
Label
Navigating the Titanic : economic growth, energy, and the failure of governance, Bryne Purchase
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17331432
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 156 pages
Isbn
9781553393306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1065223026

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