Turning Point: An End to the Growth Paradigm

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312214531
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 0.93 (h) x 9.46 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures and Boxes
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Preface
Ch. 1 On Possible and Impossible Futures 1
Ch. 2 Drivers of Change 12
Ch. 3 The Coming Economic Crisis of the West 30
Ch. 4 Wild Cards: Russia, China, India and Islam 53
Ch. 5 Technology, Progress and Economic Growth 67
Ch. 6 More on Jobs 86
Ch. 7 The Growth Illusion 100
Ch. 8 Equity, Poverty and the Coming Social Crisis 114
Ch. 9 Economic Growth Versus the Environment 134
Ch. 10 Eco-Restructuring for Sustainability 150
Ch. 11 The Government Role 164
Ch. 12 International Development Issues 183
Ch. 13 The Economic Growth Paradigm 189
Ch. 14 The Free Trade Paradigm 208
Ch. 15 National Debt and National Wealth 226
App Monetary Flows and Conservation of Money 241
Bibliography 245
Index 253
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