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Prosperity without growth : economics for a finite planet

Author: Tim Jackson
Publisher: London ; New York : Earthscan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tim Jackson, a top sustainability adviser to the UK government, makes a compelling case against continued economic growth in developed nations. He provides a vision of how human society can flourish, within the ecological limits of a finite planet.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Jackson
ISBN: 1844078949 9781844078943 9781849770002 184977000X 9781849713238 1849713235
OCLC Number: 320800523
Description: xx, 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prosperity lost --
The age of irresponsibility --
Redefining prosperity --
The dilemma of growth --
The myth of decoupling --
The "iron cage" of consumerism --
Keynesianism and the "green new deal" --
Ecological macro-economics --
Flourishing : within limits --
Governance for prosperity --
The transition to a sustainable economy --
A lasting prosperity.
Responsibility: Tim Jackson.
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