Rome Conclusion and review
instructions: Write an essay of 3-4 double spaced pages
on the following topic. You must cite your sources and
quote and paraphrase correctly but you can use informal
references. Make sure to organize your argument into
paragraphs with topic sentences and use specific evidence.
Take-home final exam topic: How and why did the
thinking of Americans shift from seeing the natural world as
an unlimited resource for human use to seeing it as a limited
and irreplaceable resource that should be protected? Use
one detailed example from each assigned book to support your
argument. Make sure your argument includes some set of
historical steps and some explanation(s) of why. In your
conclusion try to make an argument for a larger pattern.
William Kapp's theory that capitalism has a flaw that it isn't
the job of businesses to take into account the costs that
Homebuilders did not take into account environmental costs
because they did not have to pay them
p. 257 national leaders "saw widespread homeownership as a
major way to overcome 'the unmistakable contradiction between
actual social inequalities and an egalitarian ideology.'"
How to remedy the problem of the environmental costs of mass
- educate homebuyers to value open space and
ask questions about septic tanks
- how to persuade or compel builders to reduce
the environmental costs?
- larger scale planning of new communities
- minimum standards for houses to receive
government subsidies of the mortgage
- regulation was seen as more effective,
particularly by the 1970s
- sometimes the government can just study a
problem and make information available without telling
people what to do
- this fixed the worst problems
- but sprawling suburbs still take up more and
- should towns limit growth?
- what do buyers want?
in Clemson a problem? Mellow