In this volume the authors would like to to show how the fate of our wealth and prosperity is linked to how we succeed in managing our resources over a very long time. So far, we appear to have been very successful with continuous growth in wealth and prosperity all across the globe. However, when we look beneath the surface, the picture becomes very different. This is not the work of us alone; in this we stand on the shoulders of giants, going far back in time.

Thomas Malthus was a British Professor of Political Economy. Already in 1798 he...

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