Growth Fetish

Growth Fetish

by Clive Hamilton
     
 

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Got your SUV? Got your big-screen TV? Happy now? According to Hamilton, the Executive Director of the Australia Institute, chances are good that despite all the talk from our political leaders about economic growth creating better lives for us all, most of us are in fact swimming in junk, alienated, and yearning for authentic identity. Hamilton proposes alternatives,

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Got your SUV? Got your big-screen TV? Happy now? According to Hamilton, the Executive Director of the Australia Institute, chances are good that despite all the talk from our political leaders about economic growth creating better lives for us all, most of us are in fact swimming in junk, alienated, and yearning for authentic identity. Hamilton proposes alternatives, such as rethinking work, politics, globalization and growth itself to create a post-growth society that actually does improve our well-being. Distributed in the US by the U. of Michigan Press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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'Right on target and badly needed.' --Noam Chomsky

'Breaks new ground by asking us to think what a post-growth, environmentally stable society might actually be like. ... Clearly, stylishly written.' --Hugh Stretton

'An incisive critique of how the global economic and political systems have turned us into the miserable rich. Whatever you choose to do and wherever you go, you will benefit from keeping as copy of Growth Fetish tucked up your sleeve.' --Sydney Morning Herald

'This is a powerful statement about the failure of the rat-race society and the need for a new philosophy of sociable living.' --Professor Richard Layard, London School of Economics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745322506
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
07/21/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Clive Hamilton is Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Australia’s foremost public-interest think tank. He has held visiting academic positions at the ANU, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and the University of Cambridge. Described in the press as Australia’s most influential economist on the left and Australia’s leading environmental economist, he is the author of six books and his views feature regularly in major news outlets.

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