Prosperity without growth - by Tim Jackson[Reading report] by Nilufar Oberreiner

2012-08-08

The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2011-2012

Societies in the most advanced countries are characterized by a pathological relation to consumption involving many imbalances. Consumerism results from governments deliberate approach to make it a major tool for growth. The world economic and ecological crises force us to rethink this model. Can the notion of public good be revived and the social link be re-dynamized ? To what extent is prosperity without growth conceivable ? The author identifies several possible levers for action. According to him, the true prosperity can be defined as our capacity to blossom within the ecological limits of a finite planet. It mostly depends on our capacity to take part in society life.

Quote article  Nilufar Oberreiner, « Prosperity without growth - by Tim Jackson », 08 august 2012, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/271.sls

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