The New Economics

This book is the first accessible and straightforward guide to the new economics. It describes the problems and bizarre contradictions in conventional economics as well as the principles of the emerging new economics, and it tells the real-world stories of how new economics is being successfully put into practice around the world.

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October 14, 2009 // Written by:

Andrew Simms,David Boyle

Economics sometimes seems to be stacked against social, environmental and individual well-being. But it doesn’t have to be like this. A new approach to economics – deriving as much from Ruskin and Schumacher as from Keynes or Smith – has begun to emerge. Sceptical about money as a measure of success, this new economics turns our assumptions about wealth and poverty upside down. It shows us that real wealth can be measured by increased well-being and environmental sustainability rather than just having and consuming more things.

An essential guide to understanding new economics for all those who care about making economics work for people and planet.

‘We face climate change, resource scarcity and economic turmoil. If all we do is complain, and seek to soften the edges of a flawed economic system, we’ll end up complaining over a cliff. We need a new economy and this book creates an inspiring, believable vision of what it can be. Read it.’ - Caroline Lucas MEP, leader of the UK Green Party

‘It was a joy to see that The New Economics consciously builds on the strong British moral and intellectual tradition of Ruskin, Belloc, Chesterton and Schumacher. A revival and extension of this line of thinking was long overdue.’
- Professor Herman Daly author of Steady-State Economics and recipient of the Honorary Right Livelihood Award (Sweden’s alternative to the Nobel Prize)

Issues

Well-being, International Development

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