Every society clings to a myth by which it lives. Ours is the myth of economic growth.
For the last five decades, the pursuit of growth has been the single most important policy goal across the world. The global economy is almost five times the size it was half a century ago. If it continues to grow at the same rate, the economy will become eighty times that size by the year 2100. This extraordinary ramping up of global economic activity has not historical precedent. It is totally at odds with our scientific knowledge.
Read Tim Jackson’s brilliant report here: prosperity_without_growth_report by tim jackson