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As Though People Mattered

A prospect for Britain
By John Davis,Alan Bollard

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As Though People Mattered
ISBN: 9781853398094
Format: Hardback
As Though People Mattered
ISBN: 9781853398100
Format: Paperback / softback

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  • Synopsis
    Must Britain sink from riches to rags in two generations? Must we pursue indiscriminate growth through unlimited consumption? The essential purpose of economic development and discriminating growth should be to enable all people to live fulfilled lives, and that objective can only be achieved through appropriate technologies, institutions and legislation. This book’s message is hopeful: it is about the ‘real economy’ of a rapidly increasing world population, of limited and maldistributed resources that are in many instances non-renewable – and a world of people with an amazing range of skills, talents and needs. As Though People Mattered tells what is actually happening today, in Britain, in the move towards a sustainable world of strong local communities, abundant small-scale enterprise and the ‘conserver’ society. Small is happening!
    First published in 1986, this revised limited edition has been commissioned to highlight the continuing relevance of the central message of this book.
  • Table of Contents
    Contents, Preface, Introduction
    1The changes afoot
    2 Manpower, money and machines
    3 Forces at work
    4 Technology choices
    5 Engineering the future
    6 Being your own boss
    7 Big prospects for small firms
    8 The rules of the game
    9 Taking the initiative
    10 Small beginnings
    Appendix: Things for people to do
  • Endorsements
    ‘This book brilliantly provides a clear view of what we need to change and how to do it.’
    Stewart Wallis, Executive Director, New Economics Foundation
  • Details
    Sub Title A prospect for Britain
    Author John Davis,Alan Bollard
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 174