35 books — 6 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Growth Illusion” as Want to Read:
The Growth Illusion
Richard Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britain, Germany and Austraila, each increase in national income consumes more resources than it creates on a sustainable basis.
Paperback, 383 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Green,
(first published April 1992)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
It provides an interesting perspective about growth, that I never really considered much before. So much of what we hear and are told is that growth is without a doubt the best thing for any society. Without growth, a country has very little chance of achieving any kind of valuable and measureable civilizied success. This is what we are drilled with day in and day out. That's why, even though I don't entirely agree with his arugements, it's still refreshing to hear an opposing view. To sit back ...more