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Title The state of humanity / edited by Julian L. Simon.

Imprint Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell in association with the Cato Institute, 1995.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  303.4909049 St29    ---  Available
Description viii, 694 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Human mortality throughout history and prehistory -- The decline of childhood mortality -- Disease and health through the ages -- The contribution of improved nutrition to the decline of mortality rates in Europe and America -- Trends in health of the US population: 1957-89 -- Mortality and health in the former Soviet Union -- Worldwide historical trends in murder and suicide -- The history of accident rates in the United States -- World trends in smoking -- Long-term trends in the consumption of alcoholic beverages -- Trends in the agricultural labor force -- The standard of living through the ages -- Long-term trends in the US standard of living -- Long-term trends in productivity -- The extent of slavery and freedom throughout the ages, in the world as a whole and in major subareas -- Black Americans: income and standard of living from the days of slavery to the present -- The long-term course of American inequality: 1647-1969 -- Trends in unemployment in the United States -- Trends in costs and quality of housing -- Trends in the quantities of education-USA and elsewhere -- Trends in free time -- Trends in poverty in the United States -- How "poor" are America's poor? -- Homelessness in America -- The recent US economy-- Long-term trends in energy prices -- Trends in the price and supply of oil -- The costs of nuclear power -- Trends in availability of non-fuel minerals -- Trends in nonrenewable resources -- Trends in availability and usage of outdoor recreation -- Global forests revisited -- Species loss revisited -- Agricultural productivity before the green revolution -- The world's rising food productivity -- Recent trends in food availability and nutritional well-being -- Trends in grain stocks -- Trends in food from the sea -- Trends in soil erosion and farmland quality -- Water, water everywhere but not a drop to sell -- Trends in land use in the United States -- Long-run trends in environmental quality -- Atmospheric pollution trends in the United Kingdom -- Trends in air pollution in the United States -- Comparative trends in resource use and pollution in market and socialist economies -- Acid rain -- Stratospheric ozone: science and policy -- The greenhouse effect and global change: review and reappraisal -- Greenhouse scenarios to inform decision makers -- The hazards of nuclear power -- Pesticides, cancer, and misconceptions -- The carcinogen or toxin of the week phenomenon: the facts behind the scares -- American public opinion: environment and energy -- Public opinion about, and media coverage of, population growth -- Risk within reason.
Subject Social prediction.
Economic forecasting.
Environmental protection.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Added Author Simon, Julian Lincoln, 1932-1998.
ISBN 155786585X (pbk. : alk. paper)
1557861196 (alk. paper)

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