Prosperity without growth?

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30 Mar 2009

It’s official. The reason the economy is not growing is that we have had too much growth. The solution is to curb consumption. These are the conclusions of a report on Prosperity Without Growth by Professor Tim Jackson for the Sustainable Development Commission. Given his long-standing views on the subject the likely conclusions were pretty clear before it was written.

When I have time I hope to do a more detailed critique of the report. In the meantime I’d like to suggest the subject of a new report for the British government to commission. How about “breathing without oxygen”? Or perhaps “redefining black as white”?