Farewell to Growth

ISBN-10: 0745646174
ISBN-13: 9780745646176
Edition: 2010
Authors: Serge Latouche
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Description: Most of us who live in the North and the West consume far too much too much meat, too much fat, too much sugar, too much salt. We are more likely to put on too much weight than to go hungry. We live in a society that is heading for a crash. We are  More...

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List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Most of us who live in the North and the West consume far too much too much meat, too much fat, too much sugar, too much salt. We are more likely to put on too much weight than to go hungry. We live in a society that is heading for a crash. We are aware of what is happening and yet we refuse to take it fully into account. Above all we refuse to address the issue that lies at the heart of our problems namely, the fact that our societies are based on an economy whose only goal is growth for growthrsquo;s sake.Serge Latouche argues that we need to rethink from the very foundations the idea that our societies should be based on growth. He offers a radical alternative a society of lsquo;de-growthrsquo;. De-growth is not the same thing as negative growth. We should be talking about lsquo;a-growthrsquo;, in the sense in which we speak of lsquo;a-theismrsquo;. And we do indeed have to abandon a faith or religion that of the economy, progress and development-and reject the irrational and quasi-idolatrous cult of growth for growthrsquo;s sake.While many realize that that the never-ending pursuit of growth is incompatible with a finite planet, we have yet to come to terms with the implications of this the need to produce less and consume less. But if we do not change course, we are heading for an ecological and human disaster. There is still time to imagine, quite calmly, a system based upon a different logic, and to plan for a lsquo;de-growth societyrsquo;.

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