Nancy E. Bertaux, Professor of Economics & Sustainability

"Efficiency is worthwhile only if our ends are in fact good." — Herman Daly

National Geographic article on the alarming declines in the level of a major aquifer, which waters the crops of the Midwest

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Discussion of two different ways of handling a “commons” resource: Kansas (regulates rates of removal from the aquifer) and Texas (water is treated like a mineral, so no limits on how much can be removed).  Note, Texas water use affects availability of water in Kansas.

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Professor of Economics and Sustainability

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