Paul Ehrlich held that voracious consumption would leave the West reeling when essential resources ran out. Julian Simon believed that people should be allowed to consume as they like because they can rely on technology or ingenuity to find a way forward. Both were too constricted in their perspective.
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Dick Ahlstrom; Gambling with the Future. Current History 1 December 2004; 103 (677): 434–437. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.677.434
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