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  • The Growth Illusion; Douthwaite, Richard

The Growth Illusion

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How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many, & endangered the planet.

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Strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty & unemployment.  Moreover, in the USA, Britain, Germany & Australia, each increase in national income  consumes more resources than it creates on a sustainable basis.  In other words these economies are running backwards & making their citizens worse off.
 
The Growth Illusion explores this phenomenon, asking fundamental questions along the way about economics & the society in which we live.  Informal, highly readable, & even darkly humorous, the book is filled with interesting stories & information.  Equally important, it points the way forward to how the capitalist system can be redirected to fulfil society`s hoes by restructuring economies to be based on local, rather than global imperatives.  It will be of interest to all seeking solutions for the 21st century.

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Author Douthwaite, Richard
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