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The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability

Series: The No-Nonsense Guides Series

By: Wayne Ellwood (Author), Peter A Victor (Foreword By)

192 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

New International Publishers

Paperback | Sep 2013 | #218010 | ISBN-13: 9781780261232
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About this book

The worlds addiction to economic growth continues with barely any recognition that this is a problem. Indeed, in a Western world currently dominated by austerity measures and ducking in and out of recession, growth is seen even by progressives as the only possible solution for our economic and social woes. This No-Nonsense Guide looks deeper into the idea of economic growth – to trace its history and understand why it has become so unchallengeable and powerful.


Contents

Foreword by Peter A. Victor
Introduction

1. The Growth Machine
2. Sources, sinks and services
3. Climate change and carbon footprints
4. Peak oil and tar sands
5. Profits, debt and the growth imperative
6. GDP and happiness
7. Life on the treadmill
8. On the road to degrowth Resources and organisations

Index


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Biography

Wayne Ellwood is former co-editor of New Internationalist magazine. He is author of the best-selling No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization.

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