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The Drucker Lectures: Essential Lessons on Management, Society and Economy by Rick Wartzman, Peter F. Drucker

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6Politics and Economics of the Environment1971

I am a very old environmentalist. Way back around 1947 or 1948, when I taught at a small women’s college in Vermont [Bennington], I offered what was perhaps the first course in the environment. I did not get a single student then for such a course; nor could I find any reading matter. It seemed a very strange and wildly reactionary notion at that time that we have to make sure of not destroying too much of the natural inheritance of man.

Having been concerned with ecology for a long time, I should be exceedingly pleased by the sudden rush of interest in the environment—to the point where one cannot open any magazine without finding an article on ecology in it. And in a way I am, of course, grateful. ...

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