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Growth fetish

Author: Clive Hamilton
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On both left and right, all major political parties in the Western world share the same belief: the first objective of government should be to raise the rate of economic growth. Hamilton shows how the feverish pursuit of economic growth has been used to justify the radical transformation of government, work and leisure.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Hamilton
ISBN: 1741140781 9781741140781
OCLC Number: 223516822
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 262 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction 1. Growth fetishism The growth fetish Economists on wellbeing The great contradiction Political implications 2. Growth and wellbeing Income Personal happiness Values and meaning Alternative measures 3. Identity Having and wanting Consumption and the modern self Marketing Overconsumption 4. Progress The idea of progress Oppression and liberation Globalisation 5. Politics The Third Way The power of economic ideas Power and equality 6. Work Rethinking work The new labour market In praise of housework Work in a post-growth world 7. Environment The voraciousness of growth The conquering spirit A philosophical transition Environmentalism and social democracy 8. The post-growth society Eudemonism: the politics of happiness The e
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The author argues that the emphasis on economic growth lies at the heart of the West's political, social and environmental ills. He shows how the feverish pursuit of economic growth has been used to  Read more...

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