Nobel Laureate Robert Solow explores how changes in social accounting practice could contribute to more rational debate and action in crafting economic and environmental policy. A thoughtful work about the wise use of society's natural resources, intergenerational equity, and the translation of ideas about sustainability into real policy.

Introductory Remarks Paul R. Portney An Almost Practical Step to Sustainability Robert M. Solow Previewing the Argument Finding the True Net Product of Our Economy Analyzing Sustainable Paths for a Modern Industrial Society Connecting Up the Arguments Concluding Comments