While experts assure us that the economy is slowly emerging from recession, a growing camp of well-informed dissenters thinks not. The scant evidence of recovery, insists this group, is not an anomaly but the sign of a profound sea change. The End of Growth, one book unequivocally calls it, next to a cover image of a burst balloon and a pin. The book's author, Richard Heinberg, makes his case by far the most eloquently and comprehensively and though it may be a decidedly unwelcome one for those now struggling, that doesn t detract from its validity.
Richard Heinberg manages to survey the history and present of our economic/ecological crises and write about them in an interesting fashion which makes our current situation suddenly much more understandable. He also makes it crystal clear that new understanding and solutions are necessary, pointing in the direction of solutions which are apt to work and at the same time lead to a better way to live. Rough times are here and also ahead, yet directions for hope emerge with shining clarity. This is a book for everyone to read who cares about a future for themselves, their country, or their world.
Who Killed Economic Growth?