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Posted February 12, 2013
Calling for unending economic growth to provide prosperity and j
Calling for unending economic growth to provide prosperity and jobs on a finite planet is irrational and can only lead to disaster. Some clear simple thinking will showus that this is true, however this point has not gotten a cross to the vast majority of people, our leaders, and the media. We are already well past the point of sustainability, yet business, governments, and conventional thinking call for ever more growth. "Enough is enough," by Bob Dietz and Dan O'Neill not only gives us an overview of what is going on and where that is taking us, but gives us a way out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There is a plethora of information out there in books and articles, if only people would read them, describing the problems we face, however causes are too often overlooked. This book examines the whole picture, what is happening, and what lies behind the obvious – – our push for growth in any and every way, more people, more energy, and more stuff. Recognizing the obvious fact that the world's most affluent will have to cut back and that emerging nations will have to restrain their desires, Dietz and O'Neill referred to studies showing that when one has enough, one does not need more to lead a satisfactory life. In fact, as many of our greatest thinkers have shown us, we would do far better by finding satisfaction in spiritual and cultural pursuits. Tthis is a wonderful book. Instead of heading for a crash our world would become a better place if everyone would read it and take it seriously.