Author Higgs, Kerryn
Title Collision Course : Endless Growth on a Finite Planet
Imprint Cambridge : MIT Press, 2014
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Introduction -- I Growth and Its Challengers -- 1 Economic Growth: Origins -- 2 Economic Growth: Perceptions -- 3 The Limits to Growth Debate: Precursors and Beginnings -- 4 The Limits to Growth and Its Critics -- II Chasing Growth -- 5 Growth and Consumerism -- 6 The Rise of Free Market Fundamentalism -- 7 "Development" and Globalization: Exporting Growth -- 8 Growth and "Sustainable Development" -- 9 Growth and Its Outcomes for the Poor -- III Persuading the People -- 10 Propaganda: "Business Finds Its Voice" -- 11 Sleight of the Invisible Hand -- 12 The Free Market Assault on Environmental Science -- 13 International Brakes on Environmental Priorities -- IV In Conclusion -- 14 The Limits to Growth after Forty Years -- 15 Conclusion: The Planet and the Pie -- Appendix: Selected Critics of Growth, 2013 -- Notes -- References -- Index
The story behind the reckless promotion of economic growth despite its disastrous consequences for life on the planet
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Link Print version: Higgs, Kerryn Collision Course : Endless Growth on a Finite Planet Cambridge : MIT Press,c2014 9780262027731
Subject Economic history -- 1971-1990.;Economic history -- 1990-;Economic development -- Moral and ethical aspects.;Economic policy -- Moral and ethical aspects.;Free enterprise.;Sustainable development
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