Why Growth Is Not Enough

What should economies be aimed at? For over half a century, the goal has been economic growth – but while the global economy has quadrupled in size since the 1970s, human deprivation persists, environmental degradation is deepening, and inequality is at the heart of it all. It’s clear that we need richer concepts and measures of what our economies should be aimed at.

Check out the latest RSA Short – a wonderfully funky 3 minute animate – created out of my RSA talk on why its time for Doughnut Economics.

And if you are into debating what economies should be aimed at, join me and a line-up of great speakers live and online at Embrace The Change, Thursday 27th March, 7-9pm UK time.

3 thoughts on “Why Growth Is Not Enough

  1. David Murray
    27 March 2014 at 15:23

    I like the argument but not the title. ‘Growth is not enough’ implies that we do need growth plus something else. But on a finite planet of finite resources which is warming further growth is very dangerous.

    Rather, I like Rob Dietz’s & Dan O’Neill’s approach in their book: ‘Enough is Enough – building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources’
    Also see: CASSE – Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy – http://steadystate.org