Enough Is Plenty

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
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What would it be like if we put human and planetary well being at the centre of ail our decision making? Enough is the basis of a rewarding contemporary answer to that question. This book explores:

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Thinking about progressp. 4
Plan of the bookp. 6
You, the reader and me, the writerp. 10
Reflecting on Enoughp. 12
Enough and ecologyp. 15
Enough and aestheticsp. 17
Enough and Moralityp. 18
Enough and Spiritualityp. 20
Making progressp. 22
What enough is notp. 23
Cope, critique, resist and createp. 25
When we Ignore Enough
The contemporary capitalist economic systemp. 29
A monetarist outlookp. 30
Economies of scale and the global stagep. 35
Who is in charge?p. 37
Who benefits?p. 41
Hollow benefits in affluent countries toop. 42
Insecurity becomes endemicp. 45
Escaping before the crashp. 47
Suicidal Agriculturep. 50
Beginningsp. 52
The biological risks of industrializing agriculturep. 55
Animal sufferingp. 57
Effects on human healthp. 59
The greenhouse gas emissionsp. 61
Changes in the Common Agricultural Policyp. 62
The social and human effects of industrial agriculturep. 63
Work and industrialized agriculturep. 66
Long supply chainsp. 68
Conclusionp. 69
Regulating for Freedomp. 71
Accepted: the need to reduce and regulate carbon emissionsp. 74
Needed: a fair process for regulationp. 75
The global commonsp. 75
Individuals first: why the framework gives quotas to people not governmentp. 79
The practicalities of a fair systemp. 80
Why tradable individual quotas are better than other options for reductionp. 82
Complementary interventionsp. 87
Can Contraction and Convergence actually happen?p. 89
The Cap and Share campaign: first stepsp. 92
Conclusionp. 93
Financial Securityp. 94
Financial security for allp. 95
Linking security, reduced demand, and reduced growthp. 96
Equity: a prerequisite for securityp. 98
Problems with a minimum wagep. 99
Problems with welfarep. 99
Paying for a Citizens' Incomep. 101
How much?p. 105
Who gets it?p. 106
Who qualifies as a citizen?p. 108
How work could be transformed when decoupled from moneyp. 110
Conclusionp. 114
Future Foodp. 116
Intelligent Agriculturep. 117
Balancing urban and ruralp. 121
Social lifep. 122
Getting there: reform of the Common Agricultural Policy as a model for western countriesp. 123
Creating Intelligent Agriculture outside formal structures: a worldwide food movementp. 126
A food culturep. 127
Getting rid of the obsession with cheap foodp. 128
Formal structures to support the food movementp. 130
Is food security really possible?p. 137
Policy and Principlesp. 139
Keystone attitudesp. 143
Citizen-Leaders in the Movement for Enoughp. 146
Citizen-leadershipp. 147
Cultivating the middle groundp. 149
The value of the ordinaryp. 152
Redefining wealth: qualitative developmentp. 154
Power and imaginationp. 157
Historyp. 159
New stories about changep. 160
Our World, our Selvesp. 163
The capacity to thinkp. 165
The capacity to feelp. 165
Contemplating dependencyp. 173
Carep. 174
Uncertainty and mysteryp. 179
Conclusionp. 182
Tasks for the daringp. 184
Coping well in the presentp. 185
Enough of this bookp. 188
Chapter Notesp. 190
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