Prosperity Without Growth - by Tim Jackson[Reading report] by Csilla Narai


The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2011.

Tim Jackson’s book, praised by the critiques, aims to reconcile our need for prosperity with urging ecological limits by questioning the pressure of growing faster and consuming more. It shows that although our economies are built on the growth imperative, its positive marginal effects on well-being are questionable and technological progress fails to respond to urging ecological problems.The book offers a new macro-economical approach, inspired by Keynes and ecological economics, and to reshape the consumerist social logic by a wide range of policy measures, in order to strengthen communities’ capability to flourish and individual possibilities to participate meaningfully in society.

Quote article  Csilla Narai, « Prosperity Without Growth - by Tim Jackson », 07 june 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]

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