Turning Point: An End to the Growth Paradigm

Turning Point: An End to the Growth Paradigm

by Robert U. Ayres
     
 

Robert Ayres offers a compelling and vigorous argument that the institutions underpinning the global economy are inherently incapable of delivering social welfare to the majority. He distinguishes between the symptoms and the causes of the economic malaise and analyzes the flawed bases for many deeply-held orthodoxies. He goes on to explain how only a fundamental… See more details below

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Robert Ayres offers a compelling and vigorous argument that the institutions underpinning the global economy are inherently incapable of delivering social welfare to the majority. He distinguishes between the symptoms and the causes of the economic malaise and analyzes the flawed bases for many deeply-held orthodoxies. He goes on to explain how only a fundamental restructuring of economic activity, emphasizing services rather than goods, holds out promise for a sustainable future.

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Economist Ayres has radically changed his mind about several important issues over the past few years, and here presents his current perspective in a less formal and more personal treatment than most academic monographs. He finds that most of what passes for growth both in the West and the developing world is merely trade and speculation rather than the creation of real wealth. It is adding nothing to human welfare, he says, and is eroding the social fabric of every culture it touches. Accessible to general readers. He argues that we need some other measure of progress than gross national product. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312214531
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 0.93(h) x 9.46(d)

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