Research Proposal: Economic and Technological Advancements, a Double-Edged Sword

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Essay #: 051929
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Research Proposal: Economic and Technological Advancements, a Double-Edged Sword
Prompt:  The Paradox of economic and technological advancements is that they promote growth and improve living standards simultaneously with poverty, low quality of life and environmental degradation.  Discuss.  
The multi-faceted impact of economic and technological advancements is worth examining because this issue is getting more and more pressing with the increasing focus on the human mark on our environment.  As inhabitants of modern society, first world humans have a responsibility to become environmentally conscious of the mark that our economy and technological use does to our world.  With all of the resources at our fingertips, we must be conscious...
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....., from http://www.infoforhealth.org/pr/m15edsum.shtml
This source is a very research-based assessment of how the population of a country is involved in the various factors of a country’s success.  It deals with statistical information, mostly, to determine certain conclusions about how the environment is eroding in first world countries.  
4. Simon, Julian L.  (1996). Population Matters: People, Resources, Environment and Immigration.  New York: Transaction Publishers. 
This source places a devil’s advocate role to the other sources, saying how a country’s economy can benefit from technology and resource use.  It talks about the adverse affects of too much environmental emphasis, and not enough on the human element of countries like Europe.