June 2010 Archives

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I just watched a challenging presentation about the dilemma posed by elements of economic growth by Tim Jackson as part of the 2010 Alfred Deakin Lectures.


"Is there any evidence that we can de-link consumption and economic growth from emissions growth? Must we re-think the very notion of growth and what it means to be genuinely prosperous?"

A fascinating set of ideas with a strong logic - I'll be buying the book.

[By the way, I discovered this lecture through my SlowTV podcast subscription]