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Sufficiency Economy: Enough, for Everyone, Forever

Samuel Alexander

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Simplicity Institute


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The publisher: In this second volume of collected essays, Samuel Alexander develops the provocative ideas contained in 'Prosperous Descent: Crisis as Opportunity in an Age of Limits'. Given that the global economy in in gross ecological overshoot, Alexander argues that the richest nations need to transcend consumer culture and initiate a 'degrowth' process of planned economic contraction. To achieve this, he shows that we need to build a post-capitalist politics and economics from the grassroots up, restructuring our societies to promote a far 'simpler' conceptions of the good life, based on notions of sufficiency, frugality, appropriate technology, and localism.

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Note: The pdf of the book is available on a ‘pay what you want’ basis.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9941606-1-4

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