Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229834
Authors: 
Schrauwen, Bas
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] The Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM) [ISSN:] 2544-0365 [Volume:] 4 [Issue:] 3 [Year:] 2020 [Pages:] 15-22
Abstract: 
Aim: awareness of the inherent unsustainability of past economic development, the magnitude and multidimensionality of the resulting environmental problems and the urgency of a paradigm shift in politics and economics.   Design / Research methods: reflection on Matthias Glaubrecht´s book "Das Ende der Evolution" (The End of Evolution). Additionally Yuval Harari´s book "Sapiens" and some online sources were used.   Conclusions / findings: An evolutionary developed cognitive superiority has made Homo sapiens not only to the most successful but also the most destructive species ever, which makes a drastic shift towards sustainable development is overdue in the 21st century.   Originality / value of the article: highlighting the slow and merciless mechanisms of evolution and its big cycles, raising more awareness of the vulnerability of mankind and the necessity for a paradigm shift.   Implications of the research (if applicable): urgency of sustainable development in politics, economics and research.
Subjects: 
sustainable development
evolution
environmental economics
politics
JEL: 
B52
Q01
Q59
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
Document Type: 
Article

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