Title: Comments on 'Green economics: setting the scene. Aims, context, and philosophical underpinnings of the distinctive new solutions offered by green economics'
Authors: Jack Reardon
Addresses: Social Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54701, USA
Abstract: This article critiques the paper by Kennet and Heinemann, |Comments on green economics: setting the scene. Aims, context and philosophical underpinnings of the distinctive new solutions offered by green economics|. Their task is difficult since green economics holistically embraces ideas from a wide spectrum of multi-disciplinary fields. The purpose of this paper is to pose clarification questions and offer suggestions for future research such as whether we should amend or supplant neoclassical economics; the role of the corporation, the specific meaning of the precautionary principle and sustainability; the role of education in promoting green economics and how to transit between our current economic system based on over-stimulated consumption and unrestricted economic growth to an economy based on the principles of green economics. Kennet and Heinemann (2006) largely succeed in their task of setting the scene for green economics. These comments are offered in the friendly manner of stimulating further research and discussion.
Keywords: green economics; neoclassical economics; sustainability; precautionary principle; economic education; sustainable development.
International Journal of Green Economics, 2007 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.532 - 538
Published online: 06 Apr 2007 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Free access Comment on this article