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Discounting, climate change and the ecological fallacy (2018)
Journal Article
Rendall, M. (in press). Discounting, climate change and the ecological fallacy. Ethics, 129(3), ISSN 0014-1704

Discounting future costs and benefits is often defended on the ground that our descendants will be richer. Simply to treat the future as better off, however, is to commit an ecological fallacy. Even if our descendants are better off when we average... Read More