Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Prosperity without growth?

As a first post for this blog, and to give you an idea of some of the themes I work on, here is a link to a report from Tim Jackson at the Sustainable Development Commission which is well worth reading. It provides some commentary on the current economic crisis, but its main aim is to consider whether economic growth is essential to achieve a society in which we all flourish. The report has been updated and expanded and turned into a book - 'Prosperity without growth' - click here for more details. This idea of 'human flourishing' is a theme running through a lot of my work and no doubt I'll return to it in later posts! Check out my own book for some more ideas on this theme.

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