We’re overusing the earth’s finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. It’s time for a new kind of economy.
LSESU Public Lecture: Enough is Enough
Dan O’Neill explains why current economic policies are failing, and how we can make the transition to an economy that works for people and the planet.
Monday 21 October 2013
6pm – 8pm
New Theatre, East Building, Houghton Street, London
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7107 5190.
Dan O’Neill is a lecturer in ecological economics at the University of Leeds, and the chief economist at the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. His research focuses on the changes that would be needed to achieve a prosperous nongrowing economy, and alternative ways of measuring progress besides GDP. Dan has worked in both the public and private sectors in areas such as regional planning and energy management. He holds a doctorate in ecological economics from the University of Leeds, and a master of environmental studies degree from Dalhousie University.
In his new book Enough Is Enough, Dan O’Neill lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is enough, not more. He explores specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilise 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.
“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 at the University of York and co-author of The Spirit Level
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