Wayne Ellwood - The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth & Sustainability (2nd Hand Paperback)
The world’s addiction to economic growth continues with barely any recognition that this is a problem. Indeed, in a Western world currently dominated by austerity measures and ducking in and out of recession, growth is seen even by progressives as the only possible solution for our economic and social woes.
This No-Nonsense Guide looks deeper into the idea of economic growth - to trace its history and understand why it has become so unchallengeable and powerful. And then it goes beyond that to present the alternative - how we can kick our dirty habit, how degrowth can be turned into a positive and how we can arrive at a new levels of environmental sustainability without having to turn the clock back to the Dark Ages.
The prevailing model of endless economic growth is unsustainable.
This book unpicks the idea of degrowth and explores alternative visions.
- Format : Small 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Law, Society & Social Sciences
- Published : 2014
- ISBN : 9781780261232
- SKU : B000891
- PPC : LL230gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Ellwood packs a great deal of information into his 192 pages. He discusses ominous signs of strain on the earth, such as the depletion of major world fisheries, the melting of Arctic ice, and depletion of fossil fuel resources. Capitalism, he says, is to blame for the relentless pillaging of Earth’s resources. Though capitalism “wears different masks . . . adapts to different political configurations,” the common denominator is growth. Like a shark, it constantly moves forward, consuming. Profit, not production, is its over-riding preoccupation, as Karl Marx pointed out." - Compulsive Reader.
Wayne Ellwood is former co-editor of New Internationalist magazine. He worked as an associate producer with the BBC television series, Global Report, and edited the reference book, The A to Z of World Development . He is author of the No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability.