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No Growth Society Pb No Growth Society

By M. Olson Copyright 1973
    270 Pages
    by Routledge

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    ‘Two policy proposals are particularly notable and owe nothing to the long-standing controversies between left and right. Rather, they suggest new perceptions of reality and a changing sense of values. They are thoroughly radical and indeed subversive since they attack two fundamental features of modern society: its tendency to exponential growth and its assumption of continuous progress. The two proposals are zero economic growth and zero population growth… Quite apart from the question of the desirability of a no-growth society, or even the possibility that it may even be a necessity, what properties should it have? How would its social, political and economic systems function? What would people be like in such a society? What sort of culture or ‘consciousness’ would be appropriate in it?... A careful examination of the no-growth proposals helps to reveal a number of the most fundamental failings and fears of modern life…’ From the Introduction


    Mancur Olson, Hans H. Landsberg