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Gifford Pinchot's Philosophy--What Did Gifford Pinchot Mean by "The Greatest Good to the Greatest Number for the Longest Time"?

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Gifford Pinchot's proposition that actions should be taken to provide "the greatest good to the greatest number for the longest time" has been criticized as being internally inconsistent. This criticism is erroneous since internal consistency was brought about by a system of priorities in Pinchot's philosophy.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Court Attorney for the Third Judicial District of the State of Alaska, Anchorage, AK.

Publication date: March 1, 1975

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