Is Prosperity Possible Without Growth?

  title={Is Prosperity Possible Without Growth?},
  author={Barbara R. Bergmann},
  pages={49 - 56}
  • B. Bergmann
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Economics
  • Challenge
Ending growth is unthinkable to most economists. But saving the planet may require it, at least for rich countries, this economist believes. Making it tolerable would require a high minimum standard of living. In this provocative piece, she tells us which policies would be needed. 
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