Environmental Capacity Through the Moral Economic Lens – Dynamic Equilibria

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Zsófia Hajnal


This article explores and maps hierarchical, dynamic environmental-economic equilibria. Based on the moral economic premise of finite human needs, on output that increases with the population number in a supralinear manner, and on technology levels, moral economic equilibria are identified and quantified. These equilibria are compared to environmental capacities – as a function of technology levels. A needs-based, theoretical attempt is made to resolve the tensions and conversion issues in the economic-environmental nexus. A novel, visual, moral economic model of equilibria with the environment is established and justified. The model is expected to suggest indirect economic adjustments, in order to align with sustainability, which – indeed – is more of a notion to constantly be aligned with, than a handful of one-time economic targets to meet.

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Hajnal, Z. (2023). Environmental Capacity Through the Moral Economic Lens – Dynamic Equilibria. Cognitive Sustainability, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.55343/cogsust.66



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