Book launch 'Enough is Enough'
Join author and lecturer Dan O'Neill as he speaks about the ideas in his new book, Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources.
24th January 2013, 5:30-7:30 pm
Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds
At this exciting event, Dr O'Neill will explain why current economic policies are failing, and how we can make the transition to an economy that works for people and the planet. A wine reception and book signing will follow.
The event is free but places are limited, so please register in advance at enough-launch.eventbrite.co.uk. The first 50 people to register will be entered in a draw to win a free copy of the book!
About the book:
We're overusing the earth's finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth - an economy where the goal is enough, not more. They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize 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. Find out more about the book here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415820950/
Praise for Enough Is Enough:
"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
About the authors:
Rob Dietz is the editor of the Daily News and the former executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE).
Dan O'Neill is a lecturer in ecological economics at the University of Leeds and the chief economist for CASSE.