Are the tradeoffs between economic and environmental policies really a zero-sum game? How concerned should we be about the rate at which we burn through natural resources? Can societies manage to perform the delicate balancing-act of preserving the planet while continuing to grow economically? Today, Andrew McAfee is on the podcast to talk about these issues — addressed in his new book, More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources ― and What Happens Next.

Andrew McAfee is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies how digital technologies are changing the world. He has also written The Second Machine Age and Machine, Platform, Crowd.

 

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  1. Architectus Member

    Great discussion, definitely worth a listen, but just a few frustratingly typical cases of jumping to unsubstantiated conclusions. For example, the old carbon tax argument. The carbon fetish persists despite the science. A carbon tax would be a needless hindrance to our economy, but a disaster for the developing nations when you consider there are those wanting to impose that tax globally through the UN

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    • October 10, 2019, at 3:49 PM PDT
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