Foreword by Peter A Victor Introduction 1. The Growth Machine 2. Sources, sinks and services 3. Climate change and carbon footprints 4. Peak oil and tar sands 5. Profits, debt and the growth imperative 6. GDP and happiness 7. Life on the treadmill 8. On the road to degrowth Resources and organisations Index
Wayne Ellwood is former co-editor of New Internationalist magazine. He is author of the best-selling No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization (over 50,000).
This book contains a lot of clearly stated, no-nonsense arguments against our growth obsession, and for a steady state economy. Highly recommended! Herman Daly, Emeritus Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, US The challenge of our time is to reinsert ourselves back into the natural world to recognize the complete unsustainability of the modern world. Books like this get us started in out thinking and in out actions. David Suzuki, Science Broadcaster