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"Those who love their country in the light of their love of God, express that love of country by endeavoring to make it respected rather than feared, loved rather than hated. But those who love only their country express that love by trying to make it feared and succeed all to often in making it hated."
Kenneth Boulding, The Practice of the Love of God (Pendle Hill Pamphlet #374), quoted on Tom Fox's blog
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It has taken several decades to imbue public opinion with idea that we live in what Kenneth Boulding called Earth spacecraft; A specific space, with limited potential for resource exploitation and survival conditions that are deteriorating without a strong universal political agreement to avoid it. Pollution has ...
But a far more fundamental requirement is ignored, namely that business must lead on really critical issues, particularly the point raised long ago by economist Kenneth Boulding: “Anyone who considers economic growth can continue indefinitely in a finite system is either a madman or an economist”.

Some years ago, the Onion ran a satirical piece about a Chinese worker churning out plastic tat for American consumers. Chen Hsien is unimpressed with the useless items Americans seem to crave, from salad shooters and microwave omelet cookers to animal-shaped contact lens cases. "I also hear that, ...
But as the economist Kenneth Boulding has sagely reminded us, “If deterrence were really stable… it would cease to deter. If the probability of nuclear weapons going off were zero, they would not deter anybody.” Without the very real prospect of mushroom clouds, deterrence would be de-fanged.
In times of crisis, new leaders emerge. And make no mistake, we are in such a time of crisis right now – a time of danger and opportunity, as the Chinese pictogram for 'crisis' would characterise it. We face a perfect storm of economic crises, humanitarian crises and ecological crises. The best leaders will be ...
Natural resources and technology are complements, not substitutes for each other. Therefore growth cannot continue indefinitely no matter how clever we are. There are limits to growth imposed by the natural world. Kenneth Boulding provided a foundation for Daly in this area of thought. Third, Daly then ...

Long before the anti-war demonstrations of the 1960s, Elise was speaking out against war and nuclear weapons testing. In college, she became involved with the pacifist Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers. A Quaker meeting was where she first met economist Kenneth Boulding, an immigrant from ...
Kenneth Boulding was one of the founders of general systems theory, and at various times was president of the American Economic Association, the Society for General Systems Research and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. So when he wrote that: “Anyone who believes ...
Worse, more recent approaches insist on the fallacy of what the current “connected generation” has come to worship as exponential growth. According to another (but more attuned) economist, Kenneth Boulding, “Anyone who believes exponential growth in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
The work of a Nobel nominee in both economics and peace, Kenneth Boulding, includes his acclaimed book The Meaning of the Twentieth Century: The Great Transition (1964). He saw the road ahead in terms of moving successfully past the 20th century's environmental and economic problems to a social order ...
The most important economist you may never have heard about is Herman Daly, sometimes known as the father of ecological economics. Daly challenged the prevailing of 20th Century economic paradigm, building on earlier work by John Stuart Mill, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, and Kenneth Boulding.
Long before the anti-war demonstrations of the 1960s, Elise was speaking out against war and nuclear weapons testing. In college, she became involved with the pacifist Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers. A Quaker meeting was where she first met economist Kenneth Boulding, an immigrant from ...
More recently, the Quaker economist Kenneth Boulding (1910-1993) proposed a theory of “evolutionary economics,” which considers human economy as a subsystem of evolutionary biology. And in 1977, Herman Daly sounded the clarion call for “ecological economics” with the publication of Steady-State ...
But also a question for economists, argued Kenneth Boulding, a British economist, in an essay published in 1966. We have run our economies, he warned, like cowboys on the open prairie: taking and using the world's resources, confident that more lies over the horizon. But the Earth is less a prairie than a ...
Two years later, the effects of growing unemployment and poverty drove Hitler to 37.2 percent in the 1932 elections. This graph speaks for itself. The third dead person is Kenneth Boulding, an American economist (unknown by many of his living peers). His words are from his book, The Economics of Peace ...
Famosa frase di Kenneth Boulding, economista inglese in riferimento a quell'insensata teoria secondo la quale la crescita economica, che ci ...
Famosa frase di Kenneth Boulding, economista inglese in riferimento a quell'insensata teoria secondo la quale la crescita economica, che ci ...

This situation is neatly stated by economist Kenneth Boulding, who said that it is unrealistic to believe that the real-world of finite natural ...
Kenneth Boulding is reported to have said, “Mathematics brought rigor (sic) to economics. Unfortunately it also brought mortis” (Rodrik 2015).
Economic visionaries and titans like Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen and Kenneth Boulding never won the Nobel Prize, but their spirits would be ...
This consciousness began to emerge in the 1960s, with luminaries like Buckminster Fuller[1], Barbara Ward[2] and Kenneth Boulding[3] writing ...
As Kenneth Boulding once said: “Anyone who believes in indefinite growth, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist.”.
Kenneth Boulding was one of the founders of general systems theory, and at various times was president of the American Economic ...
The work of a Nobel nominee in both economics and peace, Kenneth Boulding, includes his acclaimed book The Meaning of the Twentieth Century: The Great ...
Kenneth Boulding provided a foundation for Daly in this area of thought. Third, Daly then concludes that we need to figure out how to live ...
A Quaker meeting was where she first met economist Kenneth Boulding, an immigrant from England, and they married after a brief courtship.
... was guided by a fairly coherent philosophical pragmatism, learned from his Michigan professors like Arnold Kaufman and Kenneth Boulding, ...
But also a question for economists, argued Kenneth Boulding, a British economist, in an essay published in 1966. We have run our economies, ...
Economist Kenneth Boulding — author of The Meaning of the Twentieth Century (1964) — thought historically and philosophically. Biologist ...
... that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist,” remarked (the economist) Kenneth Boulding.
... gelooft, is ofwel een idioot ofwel een econoom', zo formuleerde de gerenommeerde Amerikaanse econoom Kenneth Boulding het al eerder.
This consciousness began to emerge in the 1960s, with luminaries like Buckminster Fuller[1], Barbara Ward[2] and Kenneth Boulding[3] writing ...
As Kenneth Boulding once said: “Anyone who believes in indefinite growth, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist.”.
Kenneth Boulding was one of the founders of general systems theory, and at various times was president of the American Economic ...
According to another (but more attuned) economist, Kenneth Boulding, “Anyone who believes exponential growth in a finite world is either a ...
The work of a Nobel nominee in both economics and peace, Kenneth Boulding, includes his acclaimed book The Meaning of the Twentieth Century: The Great ...
Kenneth Boulding provided a foundation for Daly in this area of thought. Third, Daly then concludes that we need to figure out how to live ...
A Quaker meeting was where she first met economist Kenneth Boulding, an immigrant from England, and they married after a brief courtship.
But also a question for economists, argued Kenneth Boulding, a British economist, in an essay published in 1966. We have run our economies, ...
Economist Kenneth Boulding — author of The Meaning of the Twentieth Century (1964) — thought historically and philosophically. Biologist ...
Recognising these risks, British economist Kenneth Boulding once said, “A world of unseen dictatorship is conceivable, still using the forms of ...
The work of a Nobel nominee in both economics and peace, Kenneth Boulding, includes his acclaimed book The Meaning of the Twentieth Century: The Great Transition (1964).
Daly challenged the prevailing of 20th Century economic paradigm, building on earlier work by John Stuart Mill, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, and Kenneth Boulding. Daly's vision provides reason for hope when the prevailing model suggests pessimism.
... of the 1960s, Elise was speaking out against war and nuclear weapons testing. In college, she became involved with the pacifist Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers.
His awards include a Kellogg National Fellowship, the Society for Conservation Biology Distinguished Achievement Award, a Pew Scholarship in Conservation and the Environment, the Kenneth Boulding Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in ...
It was already foreseen and indicated in 1972 in the book Limits to Growth, the subject matter of which had six years earlier been dealt with by the American social scientist (political economist) Kenneth Boulding as the central theme of his essay on ...
The writer's conclusion that the world needs a period of negative population growth, "Energy investment flaw dooms economic growth," (Nov. 29), is one I agree with.
It has been known to us for decades now that there are limits to the growth of an economy based on the extraction of fossil fuels and minerals.
As the late economist, Kenneth Boulding put it, in the first Cold War, the American and Soviet military establishments were, in effect, symbiotic allies at war with their respective civilian economies.
He was guided by a fairly coherent philosophical pragmatism, learned from his Michigan professors like Arnold Kaufman and Kenneth Boulding, from immersion in the writings of Mills, as well as now neglected heroes of the late 1950s and early '60s ...


 

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