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“This lucid, informed, and highly constructive study not only outlines where we are heading, but also shows that with “the will to act,” solutions can be found to construct a steady-state economy geared to human needs and to decent survival.” -- Noam Chomsky
San Francisco, CA -- The way we run the economy is causing long-term environmental, societal, and economic damage, and it's not improving people's lives. The numbers tell the story.
But what can we do? In ENOUGH IS ENOUGH (Berrett-Koehler, January 2013; PB original, $19.95), Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill urge us to shift our focus from the symptoms to the cause: the pursuit of never-ending economic growth. Since we live in a world of finite resources, we must change our economic goal from the madness of more to the wisdom of enough.
The authors of ENOUGH IS ENOUGH concentrate on the solution: a prosperous and stable “steady-state economy”. Dietz and O’Neill describe the features of this economy and explain how to achieve it. They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize population, achieve a fair distribution of income and wealth, reform the financial system, reduce unemployment, and more - all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. They also provide advice for changing consumer behavior and shifting the political conversation away from the misguided pursuit of economic growth and toward the things that really matter.
Ultimately, this book offers more than just a survival strategy. By eliminating the waste and excess that have put the planet in peril, people can lead healthier and happier lives. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.
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Enough is Enough
Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources
By Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill
January 2013; $19.95; Paperback Original