Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough : Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources

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We're overusing the earth's finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth--an economy where the goal is not more but enough. They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize population, reduce inequality, fix the financial system, create jobs, and more--all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 17.53mm | 381.02g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 160994805X
  • 9781609948054
  • 298,034

Table of contents

Foreword by Herman Daly

Part I: Questions of Enough
Chapter 1 Have You Had Enough?
Chapter 2 Why Should Enough Be the Goal?
Chapter 3 How Much Is Enough?
Chapter 4 What Sort of Economy Provides Enough?

Part II: Strategies of Enough
Chapter 5 Enough Throughput: Limiting Resource Use and Waste Production
Chapter 6 Enough People: Stabilizing Population
Chapter 7 Enough Inequality: Distributing Income and Wealth
Chapter 8 Enough Debt: Reforming Monetary and Financial Systems
Chapter 9 Enough Miscalculation: Changing the Way We Measure Progress
Chapter 10 Enough Unemployment: Securing Meaningful Jobs
Chapter 11 Enough Business as Usual: Rethinking Commerce

Part III: Advancing the Economy of Enough
Chapter 12 Enough Materialism: Changing Consumer Behavior
Chapter 13 Enough Silence: Engaging Politicians and the Media
Chapter 14 Enough Unilateralism: Changing National Goals and Improving
International Cooperation
Chapter 15 Enough Waiting: Taking Action to Start the Transition
About the Authors
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"Humans seem to be intent on confirming the argument of biologist Ernst Mayr that higher intelligence may be a lethal mutation. But the grim prognosis is not inevitable. This lucid, informed, and highly constructive book shows that with the will to act, solutions can be found to build a steady-state economy geared to meeting human needs."
--Noam Chomsky

"Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill bring clarity and style to their impassioned and meticulous analysis, offering the way to a better quality of life and a sustainable future for all."
--Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology, University of York; cofounder, The Equality Trust; and coauthor of The Spirit Level

"Dietz and O'Neill create a remarkable vision--a world with enough prosperity and happiness for everyone, not just for a few. This book will restore your hope in the future and give you specific things you can do to help!"
--Thom Hartmann, internationally syndicated talk show host and author of twenty-four books
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About Rob Dietz

Rob Dietz is the editor of the Daly News and the former executive director of CASSE (Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy).
Dan O'Neill is a lecturer in ecological economics at the University of Leeds and the chief economist for CASSE.
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