Communique


 

Describes why never-ending economic growth is not possible on a finite planet and why the pursuit of growth is no longer improving people’s lives
Lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of more—an economy where the goal is enough
Offers practical and hopeful solutions to the great economic, environmental, and social problems of our times
We’ve outpaced our planet. It’s a truth we can no longer escape or ignore. Signs are everywhere. Of the 7 billion people who live on the earth, 2.7 billion struggle to live on less than $2 per day. Four hundred ocean zones are completely devoid of life, with one dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico estimated to be the size of New Jersey. We use eleven times as much energy as we did just fifty years ago. More of the same is clearly not sustainable.
But what can we do? In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill urge us to shift our focus from the symptoms to the cause: the pursuit of never-ending economic growth. Since we live in a world of finite resources, we must change our economic goal from the madness of more to the wisdom of enough. 
What sets this book apart is its focus on the solution: a prosperous and stable steady-state economy. Dietz and O’Neill describe the features of this economy and explain how to achieve it. They explore specific strategies to limit resource use, stabilize population, achieve a fair distribution of income and wealth, reform the financial system, reduce unemployment, and more—all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. They also provide advice for changing consumer behavior and shifting the political conversation away from the misguided pursuit of economic growth and toward the things that really matter to people.
Ultimately, this book offers more than just a survival strategy. By eliminating the waste and excess that have put the planet in peril, people can lead healthier and happier lives. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.
  • Describes why never-ending economic growth is not possible on a finite planet and why the pursuit of growth is no longer improving people’s lives
  • Lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of more—an economy where the goal is enough
  • Offers practical and hopeful solutions to the great economic, environmental, and social problems of our times
  • Click here for the press release, email publicity@bkpub.com for a media review copy

 

We’ve outpaced our planet. It’s a truth we can no longer escape or ignore. Signs are everywhere. Of the 7 billion people who live on the earth, 2.7 billion struggle to live on less than $2 per day. Four hundred ocean zones are completely devoid of life, with one dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico estimated to be the size of New Jersey. We use eleven times as much energy as we did just fifty years ago. More of the same is clearly not sustainable.

But what can we do? In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill urge us to shift our focus from the symptoms to the cause: the pursuit of never-ending economic growth. Since we live in a world of finite resources, we must change our economic goal from the madness of more to the wisdom of enough. 

What sets this book apart is its focus on the solution: a prosperous and stable steady-state economy. Dietz and O’Neill describe the features of this economy and explain how to achieve it. They explore specific strategies to limit resource use, stabilize population, achieve a fair distribution of income and wealth, reform the financial system, reduce unemployment, and more—all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. They also provide advice for changing consumer behavior and shifting the political conversation away from the misguided pursuit of economic growth and toward the things that really matter to people.

Ultimately, this book offers more than just a survival strategy. By eliminating the waste and excess that have put the planet in peril, people can lead healthier and happier lives. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.