Farewell Growth, A Good Life in a World of Solidarity [Reading report] by François-Xavier Faucounau

2013-09-28

Françoi-Xavier Faucounau is a student of the Alternative Management third year specialization program, in HEC.

Is it possible to live in an economic world without growth? Jean Gadrey enthusiastically answers “yes!” to this question. He believes there is no choice but to rethink the economic goals of our society. Even if the author gives a good criticism of the use of economic growth in political discourse, he shows, however, some limits in defining the concepts he uses and in not considering behaviors of individuals in capitalism.

Quote article  François-Xavier Faucounau, « Farewell Growth, A Good Life in a World of Solidarity », 28 september 2013, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/316.sls

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