The New Economics

A Bigger Picture

by: Andrew Simms - David Boyle

The New Economics
Author: Andrew Simms, David Boyle

Publisher: Earthscan Ltd

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 16 September 2009

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ISBN: 184407675X ISBN 13: 9781844076758

The New Economics by Andrew Simms - David Boyle

Economics sometimes seems to be stacked against social, environmental and individual well-being. This book describes the problems and bizarre contradictions in conventional economics as well as the principles of new economics, and it tells real-world stories of how new economics is being successfully put into practice around the world. Top page

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Economics sometimes seems to be stacked against social, environmental and individual well-being. But it doesn't have to be like this. A new approach to economics - deriving as much from Ruskin and Schumacher as from Keynes or Smith - has begun to emerge. Skeptical about money as a measure of success, this new economics turns our assumptions about wealth and poverty upside down. It shows us that real wealth can be measured by increased well-being and environmental sustainability rather than just having and consuming more things. This book is the first accessible and straightforward guide to the new economics. It describes the problems and bizarre contradictions in conventional economics as well as the principles of the emerging new economics, and it tells the real-world stories of how new economics is being successfully put into practice around the world. An essential guide to understanding new economics for all those who care about making economics work for people and planet. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Earthscan Ltd

City: London

Pages: 208

More info: height 216 mm width 170 mm weight 480 gr thickness 20 mm

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Age recommended: College/higher education

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 330.1 Library of Congress Subject: Sustainable development

Departments: Economic theory & philosophy;

Record updated at: 01 September, 2014 time: 12:46

Summary The New Economics 1. The Economic Problem 2. No Wealth but Life: A Brief History of the New Economics 3. Measurement: Why is an Apparently Poor Pacific Island at the Top of the Happy Planet Index? 4. Money: Why did China Pay for the Iraq War? 5. Markets: Why has London Traffic Always Travelled at 12mph? 6. Life: Why do Modern Britons Work Harder than Medieval Peasants? 7. Resources: Why are Cuban Mechanics the Best in the World? 8. Trade: Why Does Britain Import the Same Number of Chocolate Waffles as it Exports? 9. Community: Why do Fewer People Vote when there is a Wal-Mart Nearby? 10. Debt: Why are Malawi Villagers Paying the Mortgages of Surbiton Stockbrokers? 11. The Future Appendix A: From the Ashes of the Crash: 20 First Steps from New Economics to Rebuild a Better Economy Appendix B: New Economic Tools and Techniques Top page

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