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As if the Future Mattered
Translating Social and Economic Theory into Human Behavior

Edited by Neva R. Goodwin
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Series Introduction
Preface
Introduction
Neva R. Goodwin

Part 1
Investment as a Link Between Present and Future

1. Capital Choices: National Systems of Investment
Michael E. Porter

2. Economic Meanings of Trust and Responsibility
Neva R. Goodwin

3. A Second Paradox of Thrift: Investment Strategies
Fred Block

4. Factoring Environmental Regulations into Investment and Loan Decisions
George M. Newcombe

5. Economic Regimes, Strategic Investments, and Entrepreneurial Decisions: Notes toward a Theory of Economic Development
David Seckler

Part 2
Political and Activist Approaches to the Subject

6. Thinking about the Future: The Complementary Roles of Economists and Environmentalists
David Dapice

7.Caring for the Future: Minimizing Change or Maximizing Choice?
Robert L. Paarlberg

8.Rewriting the Rules: Creating New Structures
Alisa Gravitz

9. Energy for Development: Institutions, Incentives, and the Misallocation of Resources
Franklin Tugwell

10.Leadership for Sustainable Development: Some Reflections on the Central and Eastern European Experience
Zbigniew Bochniarz

11.The Office of the Future Citizen: Commentary on Robert McNamara's "A Vision for Our Nation and the World in the Twenty-first Century"
Neva R. Goodwin

12. A Vision for Our Nation and the World in the Twenty-first Century
Robert S. McNamara

13.Conclusion: A Moral/Economic Regime that Could Act As if the Future Matters
Neva R. Goodwin

AS IF THE FUTURE MATTERED
Translating Social and Economic Theory into Human Behavior

1996. Hardcover, 325 pages, $49.50
The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor
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