The closing circle: A review article

V. Kerry Smith

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The environmental crisis is somber evidence of an insidious fraud hidden in the vaunted productivity and wealth of modern, technoloy-based society. This wealth has gained by rapid short-term exploitation of the environmental system, but it has blindly accumulated a debt to nature (in the form of environmental destruction in the developed countries and of population pressure in developing ones)-a debt so large and so pervasive that in the next generation it may, if unpaid, wipe out most of the wealth it has gained us [9, p. 295].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-464
Number of pages8
JournalSocio-Economic Planning Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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