The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth (Historical)

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by Kenneth Ewart Boulding

Type: Report [title]
Published March, 1966
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This paper was first presented by Kenneth Ewart Boulding at the Sixth Resources for the Future Forum on Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy in Washington, D.C. on March 8,1966.

In a "spaceship world," well-being is properly measured by the condition of stocks of food, oxygen, water, crew health and other essentials, not on the rate of use or throughput.