Enough Is Enough
Building A Sustainable Economy In A World Of Finite ResourceseBook - 2012
It's time for a new kind of economy; we're overusing the earth's finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth-an economy where the goal is not more but enough. They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize population, reduce inequality, fix the financial system, create jobs, and more-all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all. "Humans seem to be intent on confirming the argument of biologist Ernst Mayr that higher intelligence may be a lethal mutation. But the grim prognosis is not inevitable. This lucid, informed, and highly constructive book shows that with the will to act, solutions can be found to build a steady-state economy geared to meeting human needs."-Noam Chomsky "Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill bring clarity and style to their impassioned and meticulous analysis, offering the way to a better quality of life and a sustainable future for all."-Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology, University of York; cofounder, The Equality Trust; and coauthor of The Spirit Level, "Dietz and O'Neill create a remarkable vision-a world with enough prosperity and happiness for everyone, not just for a few. This book will restore your hope in the future and give you specific things you can do to help!"-Thom Hartmann, internationally syndicated talk show host and author of twenty-four books.
Publisher: [United States] : Berrett-Koehler Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources