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The Challenge of Farsightedness

William Ascher

in Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the challenges calling for farsighted thinking and action. The approaches for addressing these challenges are also considered. Low savings and investment rates, combined with ... More


Creating and Rescheduling Tangible Benefits and Costs

William Ascher

in Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter tries to illustrate the remarkably large number of strategies and specific instruments that can accomplish the changes in farsighted and shortsighted actions. Since one can address both ... More


Creating and Rescheduling Social and Psychological Rewards

William Ascher

in Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses how to define and inculcate the norms (i.e., principles of proper behavior) that are consistent with sound farsighted actions and how organizations can provide social and ... More


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