Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough

Building A Sustainable Economy in A World of Finite Resources

Book - 2013
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Our planet is finite. And on this finite planet we now have seven billion people, with an estimated three billion more on the way by midcentury. The seven billion of us have to find ways to reverse the environmental crises we've set in motion, eradicate poverty, and erase the divide between the haves and the have-nots. The economic orthodoxy in use around the globe - the pursuit of never-ending economic growth - is not up to the challenge. With each passing day, we are witnessing moreand more uneconomic growth - growth that costs more than it is worth. An economy that chases perpetually increasing production and consumption, always in search of more, stands no chance of achieving a lasting prosperity.The purpose of this book is to describe how to establish a prosperous yet non-growing economy. The emphasis is far less on diagnosing the problem - there are already many books that do that-- than on laying out practical solutions for achieving a steady-state economy and strategies for making them a reality. Now is the time to change the economic goal from the madness of more to the wisdom of enough. Enough Is Enough offers readers a much-needed escape route from the environmental and economic traps we've set for ourselves.
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781609948054
160994805X
Branch Call Number: 338.927 DIE
Characteristics: x, 240 pages :,illustrations --.
Additional Contributors: O'Neill, Daniel W. 1977-

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May 27, 2016

This is an eye opening book that makes you realize how the current economic system has pushed our planet to the limit, at the same time, it presents interesting ideas on how to tackle the problem and how to achieve a sustainable economy. The theory that more is not always better is perfectly developed in a way that is easy to understand. Excellent book!

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