Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 5 2012 - 256
Its time for a new kind of economy Were overusing the earths finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan ONeill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growthan 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 moreall 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 ONeill 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 ONeill create a remarkable visiona 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
 

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LibraryThing Review

  - tonysomerset - LibraryThing

An important must read book. Easy reading, not patronising but a gentle stroll through an evolving idea of just why Enough is Enough. Better than another doom and disaster expose, it actually maps out ...

Have You Had Enough?
Enough People
EnoughInequality
Enough Debt
Enough Miscalculation Changing theWayWe MeasureProgress
Enough Unemployment
Enough BusinessasUsual
Enough Silence Engaging Politicians and theMedia
Notes
Acknowledgments
About the Authors

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Rob Dietz is the editor of the Daly News and the former executive director of CASSE (Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy).

Dan ONeill is a lecturer in ecological economics at the University of Leeds and the chief economist for CASSE.