David Kestenbaum (Narrator). 2014. A Bet, Five Metals and the Future of thePlanet [Radio broadcast episode]. Morning Edition. January 2, 12:00 PM ET.National Public Radio.http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/12/31/258687278/a-bet-five-metalsand-the-future-of-the-planet
a) Briefly describe the two schools of thought, the “Malthusians” and the“Cornucopians,” represented by Ehrlich and Simon.
b) Describe “The Bet” and its outcome.
c) From the audio, what does Yale historian Paul Sabin have to say with regard to “thegood that came out of this bet?”
d) Which argument do you find more compelling, the Malthusian or the Cornucopian?Neither? Explain.