Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet

In the last few weeks, President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked world leaders to join a revolution in the measurement of economic progress, Sir Nicholas Stern has warned ‘at some point we would have to think about whether we want future growth’, and John Prescott has called the current economic growth model ‘immoral’. The debate about economic growth has really begun.

In Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet Tim Jacksonoffers a new vision of a shared prosperity: the capability to flourish as human beings – within the ecological limits of a finite planet. Fulfilling that vision is simply the most urgent task of our times. Read more here>

The New Economics describes the problems and bizarre contradictions in conventional economics as well as the principles of the emerging new economics, and it tells the real-world stories of how new economics is being successfully put into practice around the world. Read more>>

"Your words have been heard around the world. Let your actions now be seen. There is little time left. The opportunity and responsibility to avoid catastrophic climate change is in your hands."

Ban Ki-moon at the end of the Bangkok summit, which he convened in a bid to mobilize political will ahead of the Copenhagen meeting. October 8th, 2009

~ by Cory Morningstar on October 9, 2009.

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