In Memory of Georgescu-Roegen
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Ecological critics of economics have argued for over 100 years that economists should study the flow of energy and materials in the economy. The services nature offers to the human economy cannot be adequately valued in the accounting system of neo-classical environmental and resource economics. Today's ecological economics does not only criticise, it also tries to provide physical indicators in order to judge whether the economy is ecologically sustainable. Beyond its decisive role in strengthening ecological economics, Georgescu-Roegen's work currently still holds sway in two additional fields: consumption theory and agrarian economics. This chapter focuses on the agrarian question, its relation to ecological economics, and to the pro-peasant 'varieties of environmentalism' which this book brings to light.