20 Dec '11, 8am

Can we manage without growth? An interview with Peter Victor. Part One

Can we manage without growth? An interview with Peter Victor. Part One

Can we manage without growth? An interview with Peter Victor. Part One I had the privilege recently of speaking with Peter Victor, Professor in Environmental Studies at York University and author of ‘Managing without growth’ (you can see his full bio here ). At a time when the obsession with making our economies grow again is close to hysteria , Peter’s work asks the question as to whether economic growth is the best way to achieve what we want from a society; employment, happiness, good public services, increased equality and so on, and concludes we could have an economy that isn’t growing, but which is actually better at those things. Having read his fascinating book, it felt like a good time to give him a call (I will break this into 2 posts, one today and one tomorrow). One of the ideas that I found really surprising from the book was that the whole idea of growth and ...

Full article: http://transitionculture.org/2011/12/20/can-we-manage-wit...

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