Reinventing Prosperity Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/8/2016
  • Publisher: Greystone Books

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A persuasive economic argument that proves we can all live better lives in this finite world.

The biggest challenges facing human wellbeing today are widening income inequality, continuing global poverty, and environmental degradation. All these problems are simple to solve — in theory. In practice, however, they are much more complex to solve, because most of the commonly proposed "solutions" are simply not acceptable to people and governments who are focused on the short term.

In Reinventing Prosperity, Graeme Maxton and Jorgen Randers offer a new approach with thirteen recommendations that should be possible to implement around the world. This book addresses the forty-year-old growth/no-growth debate by explaining how it is possible to reduce unemployment, poverty, inequality, and the pace of climate change and still have economic growth—if we want.

Author Biography

Graeme Maxton is the Secretary General of the Club of Rome and a former regional director of the Economist Intelligence Unit in Asia. He is the author of The End of Progress – How Modern Economics Has Failed Us, which was nominated for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.

Jorgen Randers is a professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business School, a former Deputy Director General of WWF International, and has contributed to numerous books, including Limits to Growth.

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