Being Human

Episode 185

#185 Post Growth - with Tim Jackson

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This week's guest on Being Human is ecological economist and writer Tim Jackson.
Tim's view is that we need to give up our obsession with GDP and focus instead on human progress. He envisions a return to a focus on virtue and a re-prised role for institutions to integrate the desires of individuals with their social obligations. 
His book Post Growth is both a manifesto for system change and an invitation to rekindle our connection with what it means to be human.

We talk:

  • Progress not economic growth
  • Labour vs work
  • Mugumo trees in Kenya
  • The perils of unconstrained novelty-seeking
  • Finding flow for sustainability

Links:
Tim's Website
Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

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