Many economists now argue that nature cannot be the provider of a perpetual free lunch. It's time to account for natural resource degradation while drawing up balance sheets

The government is basing economic policies on rough calculations of the value of trees

Today's neo Malthusians have acquired a fashionable new fig leaf: environmentalism. And Robert McNamara's recent talk in Delhi was an eloquent expression of this trend

Norway's experience shows that resource accounting is not enough, political will to change things is just as imperative

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