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Commentary: Living on a Lifeboat

Commentary: Living on a Lifeboat Abstract Ethics based on the metaphor of Spaceship Earth lead to the tragedy of the commons so long as nations enjoy reproductive freedom without reproductive responsibility. To avert this tragedy the ethics of a lifeboat must be adopted, which implies rejection of a world food bank, and severe restriction of immigration. This content is only available as a PDF. Author notes The author is professor of human ecology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. A shorter version of this article appeared in Psychology Today, September 1974. © 1974 American Institute of Biological Sciences http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png BioScience Oxford University Press

Commentary: Living on a Lifeboat

BioScience , Volume 24 (10) – Oct 1, 1974

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Publisher
Oxford University Press
Copyright
© 1974 American Institute of Biological Sciences
ISSN
0006-3568
eISSN
1525-3244
DOI
10.2307/1296629
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Abstract

Abstract Ethics based on the metaphor of Spaceship Earth lead to the tragedy of the commons so long as nations enjoy reproductive freedom without reproductive responsibility. To avert this tragedy the ethics of a lifeboat must be adopted, which implies rejection of a world food bank, and severe restriction of immigration. This content is only available as a PDF. Author notes The author is professor of human ecology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. A shorter version of this article appeared in Psychology Today, September 1974. © 1974 American Institute of Biological Sciences

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BioScienceOxford University Press

Published: Oct 1, 1974

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