WorldCat Identities

Sabin, Paul 1970-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 1,325 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Dissertations, Academic 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC79.E5, 333.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Sabin
The bet : Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and our gamble over Earth's future by Paul Sabin( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Bet uses a legendary wager between the Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich and the conservative University of Illinois economist Julian Simon to examine the roots of modern environmentalism and its relationship to broader political conflicts in the nation. Ehrlich, author of the landmark 1968 book The Population Bomb, believed that rising populations would cause overconsumption, scarcity, and disastrous famines. Simon countered that flexible markets, technological change, and human ingenuity would allow societies to adapt to changing circumstances and continue to improve human welfare. In 1980, they made a much-ballyhooed bet about the future prices of five metals that served as a proxy for their arguments about the future. The Bet weaves intellectual biographies of Ehrlich and Simon into the history of late twentieth-century environmental politics and other struggles of the era between liberals and conservatives. Humanity's larger gamble on the future still remains unresolved. By wrestling with the different sides of these arguments, The Bet encourages a more nuanced approach to environmental problems, one that acknowledges the limitations of both ecology and economics in guiding policy, and that instead emphasizes the conflicting values that underlie political choices. The Bet is structured around three bets: first, the $1000 bet that Ehrlich (and two colleagues) made with Simon over the prices of chromium, copper, nickel, tin, and tungsten; second, the bet that the United States faced in the 1980 presidential election in choosing between Carter and Reagan; and third, the larger gamble that we as a society continue to make as we make choices"--
Crude politics the California oil market, 1900-1940 by Paul Sabin( )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Sabin offers a study of the oil market in California before World War II, showing how the development of an economy & society very heavily dependent upon oil production & consumption was largely directed by policy decisions regarding property rights, regulatory law & public investment
Vit chez les nègres by Paul Sabin( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A maximum power exercise machine by Paul Sabin( )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Petroleum polity : law and politics in the California oil economy, 1900-1940 by Paul Sabin( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This study of the California petroleum economy between 1900 and 1940 challenges the idea that simple market logic caused the rise of the oil age. The dissertation dissects the relationship between government and the California oil economy, examining how governments distribute access to resources through property law and public land policy; exercise regulatory power over business; invest public revenues in infrastructure such as highways; and make choices about how to raise government funds
"A dive into nature's great grab-bag": Nature, gender and capitalism in the early Pennsylvania oil boom by Paul Sabin( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The pursuit of risk : introducing provider-sponsored insurance into a saturated managed care market by Paul Sabin( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Public policy, oil production, and energy consumption in twentieth-century California : final technical summary, final study report by Rachel Schurman( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (26)
French (2)
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