It's time for a new kind of economy 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. If you are based in the USA and would like to purchase this book, please visit www.bkconnection.com or, if you are based in Canada, please visit www.raincoast.com.
Rob Dietz is editor of the Daly News and the former executive director of CASSE (the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy). Dan O'Neill is a lecturer in ecological economics at the University of Leeds, UK and the chief economist for CASSE.
Part 1: Questions of Enough 1. Have You Had Enough? 2. Why Should Enough Be the Goal? 3. How Much is Enough? 4. What Sort of Economy Provides Enough? Part 2: Strategies of Enough 5. Enough Throughout: Limiting Resource Use and Waste Production 6. Enough People: Stabilizing Population 7. Enough Inequality: Distributing Income and Wealth 8. Enough Debt: Reforming Monetary and Financial Systems 9. Enough Miscalculation: Changing the Way We Measure Progress 10. Enough Unemployment: Securing Meaningful Jobs 11. Enough Business as Usual: Rethinking Commerce Part 3: Advancing the Economy of Enough 12. Enough Materialism: Changing Consumer Behavior 13. Enough Silence: Engaging Politicians and the Media 14. Enough Unilateralism: Changing National Goals and Improving International Cooperation 15. Enough Waiting: Taking Action to Start the Transition