Cornucopism

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The crackpot idea that unlimited despoliation of the environment and unending population increase are a good. Makes the pollyanna assumption that technical solutions to problems of resource exhaustion and other crises will always arrive in time to prevent catastrophes. Promoted extensively by Julian Simon.

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Julian Simon (2 links)
The foremost "cornucopian", someone who posits that there are few intractable natural limits to growth and believes the world can provide a practically limitless abundance of natural resources. An anti-environmentalist denialist of global warming, lead pollution, asbestos, and other contamination.
Perilous Optimism [More...]
Extended criticisms of the cornucopianism of Julian Simon and Mark Sagoff. "Prof. Simon's ideas have been universally dismissed by environmental scientists as crackpot, and yet he was something of a hero among libertarians, neo-orthodox economists, and their political disciples."

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