After Words with Paul Sabin

Paul Sabin talked about his book, The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future, in which he analyzes a bet… read more

Paul Sabin talked about his book, The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future, in which he analyzes a bet made between economist Julian Simon and biologist Paul Ehrlich. More than 30 years ago, Mr. Simon made a bet with Mr. Ehrlich on the future prices of five metals, asserting that technological change and a booming market would keep the country prosperous. But Mr. Ehrlich predicted that rising populations would lead to overconsumption, taxed resources, and famine. Mr. Sabin argued that the opposing perspectives of the bettors - faith in free markets versus fear of environmental exploitation - are at the heart of the battle over climate change that continues today. He was interviewed by Dina Cappiello. close

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  • Cappiello, Dina National Correspondent Associated Press->Environment and Energy
  • Sabin, Paul Associate Professor Yale University->History and American Studies

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After Words with Paul Sabin

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 6, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 15, 2013

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  • Sep 06, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 06, 2013 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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  • Sep 09, 2013 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 15, 2013 | 12:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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