Topic: "Economies & “Wealth”"

A breakdown of the true purpose of economies, flaws in current models, and alternative ‘Sustainable’ systems. Material also explains “true” wealth and value, the role of government in regulating economies, and pursuit of economics symbiosis with the environment and society.

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

In Plenitude, economist and bestselling author Juliet B. Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.

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But Will The Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World

But Will The Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World

by Gernot Wagner
You are one of seven billion people on Earth. Whatever you or I do personally—eat tofu in a Hummer or hamburgers in a Prius—the planet doesn’t notice. In our confrontation with climate change, species preservation, and a planet going [...]

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The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

James Gustave Speth
How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world […]

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Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up

Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen and Jean-Paul Fitoussi
Mismeasuring Our Lives has pressing relevance for anyone engaged in assessing how and whether our economy is serving the needs of our society. The authors offer a sweeping assessment of the limits of GDP as a measurement of the well-being of societies [...]

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Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet

Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet

Tim Jackson
Is more economic growth the solution? Will it deliver prosperity and well-being for a global population projected to reach nine billion? In this explosive book, Tim Jackson, a top sustainability adviser to the UK government, makes a compelling case against continued economic growth in developed nations.

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The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

Richard Heinberg
Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits.The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history.

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