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Author Mayumi, Kozo, 1954-
Title Sustainable energy and economics in an aging population : lessons from Japan / Kozo Torasan Mayumi.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2020.

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Author Mayumi, Kozo, 1954-
Series Lecture Notes in Energy Ser. ; v.76.
Lecture Notes in Energy Ser.
Subject Sustainable development -- Japan.
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Author Mayumi, Kozo, 1954-
Series Lecture Notes in Energy Ser. ; v.76.
Lecture Notes in Energy Ser.
Subject Sustainable development -- Japan.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Endorsements -- Four Book Blurbs -- Contents -- 1 Introduction: 'Paradigm Is a Tacit Agreement not to Ask Certain Questions' (Allen 2003) -- References -- 2 Scarcity, Promethean Technology, and Future Perspectives for Fossil Fuels and Uranium -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Reconsidering the Meaning of Scarcity for Sustainability -- 2.2.1 Reconsidering Scarcity in Relation to Limitless Wants -- 2.2.2 Reconsidering Scarcity in Relation to Resource Substation -- 2.2.3 Reconsidering Scarcity in Relation to Inter-generational and Intra-generational Equity
2.3 Energy Transformation, Promethean Technology and Reexamining the Transition of Energy and Materials During the Industrial Revolution -- 2.4 Coal, Oil, Natural Gas and Aviation Fuel: The Present Situation and Future Perspectives -- 2.4.1 Coal -- 2.4.2 Oil -- 2.4.3 Natural Gas -- 2.4.4 Aviation Fuel -- 2.4.5 The Future Perspectives for Shale Gas and Methane Hydrates -- 2.5 Uranium and Nuclear Technology -- 2.6 Conclusion -- References -- 3 Credibility of Scientific Analysis, and Assessment of PV Systems and Ethanol Production -- 3.1 Introduction
3.2 MuSIASEM Applied to the Evaluation of PV Systems -- 3.3 Large-Scale Ethanol Production from Corn and Sugarcane Reconsidered: The Case of the United States and Brazil -- 3.4 Scientific Analysis and Assessment in the Era of Post-normal Science -- 3.5 Conclusion -- References -- 4 Beyond the Conventional View: Reconsidering Money, Credit and Interest -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 The Myth of Barter, Money and Credit -- 4.3 The Origin of Money Interest from the Perspective of Structural and Functional Decay -- 4.4 Debt Creation and Control: Miscellaneous Problems -- 4.5 Conclusion -- References
5 Capital Interest, the Financial Sector and Debt Expansion: Toward a More Sustainable and Equitable World Order -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The Origin of Capital Interest: An Alternative Theory -- 5.3 Capital Interest: Forward-Looking Is Essential -- 5.4 The Financial Sector of Certain Manufacturing Companies: A Lucrative Business -- 5.5 The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Reexamined -- 5.6 Running Solvency World: Who Can Create Debt? -- 5.7 Expansion of General Liquidity and the Unavoidable Repetition of Financial Instability -- 5.8 Conclusion -- References
6 Aging Population, Vacant Dwellings and the Compatibility Problem Between Human and Exosomatic Populations -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 The Aging Population of Japan -- 6.3 Vacant Dwellings in Japan -- 6.4 Conclusion -- References -- 7 Reconsidering Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery in Japan: Searching for a Responsible Development Pathway -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Reconsidering Agriculture Versus Manufacturing -- 7.3 Japanese Agriculture and Its Basic Problems -- 7.4 Japanese Forestry and Its Basic Problems -- 7.5 Japanese Fishery and Its Basic Problems -- 7.6 Conclusion -- References
Summary This book discusses current challenges in Japan, focusing on the nations rapidly aging population and low birth rate, along with persistent public bond issues with heavy interest payments, the potential collapse of social security systems, and income inequality, as well as the global picture. In turn, it examines the accessibility of global fossil fuels and feasibility of large-scale solar energy use. A new theory of money, interest, and capital is put forward, together with a proposal for an alternative system of international monetary cooperation, to promote a more sustainable and equitable world. Specific topics discussed include • the inverted population pyramid, due to the dramatic change in human life spans and declining birth rates; • the rapidly shrinking workforce, aging population, and declining GDP share sourced from industry; • disproportionate debt expansion due to public bond issues and coping with a persistent budget deficit; • the potential collapse of social security systems combined with income inequality; and • how to mitigate these bio-economic predicaments. Global Energy Sources offers an essential guide for policymakers, economists, researchers, and all those concerned with establishing a sustainable and equitable society from both energy and monetary perspectives. Further, it will be of interest to readers around the world, as the lessons learned from Japan are crucial to other developed societies that may eventually face the same types of challenge.
ISBN 9783030432256 (electronic bk.)
3030432254 (electronic bk.)
3030432246
9783030432249
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-43
OCLC # 1148950716
Additional Format Original 3030432246 9783030432249 (OCoLC)1141144611.


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