Do we want sustainability? Yes, real, not fake sustainability.
Many economists today do not have kind words for Michel de Montaigne, one of the most famous authors of all time, but not much of an economist.
Economist Ludwig von Mises coined the term “Montaigne Fallacy” to describe the famous 16th century French essayist’s blunder in describing market transactions as inherently exploitative. Mises’s student Murray Rothbard similarly took Montaigne to the woodshed in his History of Economic Thought.