Prosperity without Growth


Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow

Tim Jackson

What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate, challenging conventional economic goals: the continued pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings provoked controversy, inspired debate and led to a new wave of re-search building on its arguments and conclusions. In this updated and revised edition, Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task. He sets out the dimensions of that task: the nature of enterprise; the quality of our working lives; investment and money supply. Can the economy of tomorrow protect employment, facilitate social investment, reduce inequality and deliver both ecological and financial stability?