WorldCat Identities

Sabin, Paul 1970-

Works: 4 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 915 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: HD9567.C2, 338.272820979409041
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Most widely held works by Paul Sabin
Crude politics : the California oil market, 1900-1940 by Paul Sabin ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, Paul Sabin challenges us to see politics and law as crucial forces behind the dramatic growth of the U.S. oil market during the twentieth century. Using pre-World War II California as a case study of oil and consumption, Sabin demonstrates how struggles in the legislature and courts over property rights, regulatory law, and public investment determined the shape of the state's petroleum landscape." "Crude Politics illuminates an important chapter in U.S. environmental, legal, business, and political history and the history of the American West."--BOOK JACKET
The bet : Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and our gamble over Earth's future by Paul Sabin ( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 443 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"--
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
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
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.54 (from 0.00 for Public pol ... to 0.73 for Crude poli ...)
English (14)