Life, Money and Illusion: Living on Earth as If We Want to Stay Mike Nickerson

ISBN: 9781550924411

Published: September 1st 2009

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464 pages


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Life, Money and Illusion: Living on Earth as If We Want to Stay  by  Mike Nickerson

Life, Money and Illusion: Living on Earth as If We Want to Stay by Mike Nickerson
September 1st 2009 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 464 pages | ISBN: 9781550924411 | 10.69 Mb

In recent years, unchecked growth has brought us to the brink of economic and environmental collapse. Life, Money & Illusion was inspired by the dilemma of having an economic structure that has to grow to remain healthy, while facing the finite limits of our planet. This revised and updated edition launches a review of economic expansion. It examines how growth came to be a goal and how that goal, though once beneficial, is now the propellant for catastrophe.

Then, by showing how the economy can be restructured to remain within planetary limits, it points the way to a sustainable future. Life, Money & Illusion advocates change by shifting the dominant economic paradigm from growth to sustainability.

Techniques include: Measuring progress with social and environmental indicators, along with economic onesEncouraging investment in communityPractical changes, such as full cost accounting, tax shifting, and monetary reformHonoring the Golden Rule instead of the Rule of GoldFocusing more on living than on stuffAn engaging and empowering vision of a future that celebrates humanitys extraordinary ability to adapt and evolve, Life, Money & Illusion will appeal to social activists, business people, students, environmentalists, financial planners, economists, parents, grandparents, and anyone else with a stake in the future.Mike Nickerson is an educator and the author of three books on sustainability.

He helped draft the Canada Well-Being Measurement Act and lives in Ontario, Canada.



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