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Growth Fetish
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Introduction 1. Growth fetishism The growth fetish Economists on wellbeing The great contradiction Political implications 2. Growth and wellbeing Income Personal happiness Values and meaning Alternative measures 3. Identity Having and wanting Consumption and the modern self Marketing Overconsumption 4. Progress The idea of progress Oppression and liberation Globalisation 5. Politics The Third Way The power of economic ideas Power and equality 6. Work Rethinking work The new labour market In praise of housework Work in a post-growth world 7. Environment The voraciousness of growth The conquering spirit A philosophical transition Environmentalism and social democracy 8. The post-growth society Eudemonism: the politics of happiness The e

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Clive Hamilton is Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Australia's foremost public interest think tank. Trained in economics and politics, he also holds academic positions at the Australian National University and the University of Technology Sydney.

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