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The Growth Illusion: How Economic Growth Has Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many, and Endangered the Planet

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By: Richard Douthwaite

383 pages, no illustrations

Green Books

Paperback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 2 | #103643 | ISBN: 1870098765
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Aiming to reveal the real nature of undirected economic growth, Richard Douthwaite shows that we cannot rely on Adam Smith's belief that an "invisible hand" will always ensure that self-interest serves the common good. Douthwaite believes that when enough people think along the lines suggested in this book, a new path will present itself and, rather than striving for constant expansion to stave off collapse, nations can build stable economies in which resource consumption is kept at a sustainable level.

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