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Managing without growth : slower by design, not disaster

Author: Peter A Victor
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2008.
Series: Advances in ecological economics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This summary of the history and fallacies of economic growth aims to help the world break free of what it sees as a dangerous addiction. It argues that to create a sustainable and desirable future, the world needs to learn that in overdeveloping it has lost the ability to differentiate between 'bigger' and 'better'.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter A Victor
ISBN: 9781847200785 1847200788 9781848442054 184844205X
OCLC Number: 181072617
Description: viii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The idea of economic growth --
Why manage without growth? --
Systems, information and prices --
Limits to growth : sources --
Limits to growth : sinks and services --
Limits to growth : synthesis --
Scale, composition and technology --
Economic growth and happiness --
The disappointments of economic growth --
Managing without growth in Canada : exploring the possibilities --
Policies for managing without growth.
Series Title: Advances in ecological economics.
Responsibility: Peter A. Victor.
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