The Economic Superorganism Beyond the Competing Narratives on Energy, Growth, and Policy

Both claim to provide secure, reliable, clean, and affordable energy to support economic growth with the most benefit to society, but how? To answer this question, we need to understand the competing economic narratives, techno-optimism and techno-realism. Techno-optimism claims that innovation over...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: King, Carey W.
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2021, 2021
Edition:1st ed. 2021
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I The Narratives and The Data
  • 1 Energy and Economic Narratives
  • 2 Energy and Food: The Megatrend of Megatrends
  • 3 The Energy Narratives: Fossil Fuels versus Renewables
  • 4 Other Megatrends
  • 5 Systems Thinking for Energy and the Economy: Size and Structure
  • 6 Macromodel on the Wall, How Does Growth Occur, After All?
  • 7 Summary of U.S. Energy and Economic Trends
  • 8 A Narrative that Works for Both Energy and Economics
  • 9 Delusions of Control
  • 10 Scenarios and Trends of The Future
  • References
  • A Appendix
  • Index