Relationship Between Economy And Environment

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What is the relationship between the economy and the environment? The answer to this question is what is being sought by the scholarly conservation between the articles Environment and the Economy: Managing the Relationship, The Interdependence of Economic Development and Environmental Protection, and The Economy and the Environment. In brief, all the articles conclude that the economy and the environment possess a very interrelated and interdependent relationship. This is not the opinion of all researchers and scholars however, as a growing number of academics around the world have begun to argue that the economy relies a little too much on the environment. Meanwhile, the environment hardly relies on the economy for anything. Supporters argue …show more content…
The focus will then shift to explain the relationship between an article’s subject and the logic used to help support it. The anchor article for this paper, The Interdependence of Economic Development and Environmental Protection, will be the first academic piece to be analyzed.
Within the article The Interdependence of Economic Development and Environmental Protection, author Raymond B. Ludwiszewski argues that although the environment and the economy are two vastly different entities, they are “two side of the same coin” and that they exist in a very interdependent relationship. When conflicts arise concerning the two, both sides often forget this role and the effects each side plays on the other. Ludwiszewski’s appeal to knowledge and credibility as well as his purpose for writing this piece are the key rhetorical strategies at play in this article. Beginning with his appeal to knowledge, he does so by using scientifically
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Schultze received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Georgetown University in the years 1948 and 1950 respectively. He wrote a multitude of books and article on economics as well as publications that focused on the environment. He served as president of the American Economic Association in 1984. He maintained the position of director of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution for 1987 until 1990. With such an extensive background in the field of economics, little room is left to doubt Schultze’s knowledge on the topic. And with this high level of expertise comes a high sense of trust from the reader as they know that Schultzes knows the subject be discussed like the back of his hand, ultimately amounting in a very high level of credibility for him as a writer and a fact-presenter. Schultze’s appeal to logic becomes very evident early in the text. His abundant use of both theoretical and factual data and situations make it very clear that this is a piece with a highly intelligent subject matter. This ties together to make it an article that very much appeals to

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