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November 2012, Volume V, No. 1

Beyond Growth - Living with Limits

This issue of Open Space introduces the umbrella theme of degrowth - an awkward word, but one that might begin to capture the imagination as it becomes more known.

“That’s not the right way to look at it.” This was the spontaneous reaction of Lawrence Summers to Herman Daly’s book Beyond Growth, published in 1996. (Summers was Secretary of the US Treasury and economic advisor to President Obama.) Because Daly’s thinking is still popular and is bandied about in international circles seriously questioning the ideology of economic growth, we decided to reprint Bill Ryan’s 1997 review of his book, originally written after meeting him personally.

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