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Campus Only Senior Thesis


Best Senior Thesis in Environment, Economics, and Politics

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Bachelor of Arts


Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP)

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Emil Morhardt

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© 2014 Hilary Ann Haskell


Although capitalism is usually seen as the culprit for many of the environmental issues society faces today, it is not necessarily at fault. The Seven Deadly Sins of Sustainability: Pride, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony, Wrath, Lust, and Envy, are the underlying reasons why capitalism fails in the face of sustainability. Through recognition of these human vices, better strategies can be used to address environmental issues through leveraging capitalistic economic solutions.


  • Best Thesis in Environment, Economics and Politics

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