Pursuit of perpetual economic growth is a bad idea. For a better idea, read Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources. In 240 engaging pages, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill accomplish something significant: they debunk the growth-obsessed economic orthodoxy and provide a blueprint for changing the economy so that it works for people and the planet. Noam Chomsky says, “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 not only outlines where we are heading, but also shows that with the will to act, solutions can be found to build a steady-state economy geared to meeting human needs.”

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