In Doughnut economics by Kate Raworth, we see that markets are inefficient and growth is not the holy grail. It's time for a new economics model: the doughnut economics. Kate Raworth's plea for the 'doughnut economics' casts doubt on the credo of economic growth for sustainability: there are hard limits to what you can do to the planet. Kate Raworth's doughnut economics could change our future.
We recently asked Charles Jones, a founder of the predecessor of BSFG, if he could provide us with a list of reading he would recommend to others.
A great reader and thinker about issues related to a sustainable future, Charles shared a list of books of interest read in 2021, thanking us for the opportunity to share this with others.
"Because time is running out I would emphasize the first three.
We need to begin a new narrative to get the possibility of massive social change into the public arena. That means the planning should begin now, maybe with a timeframe of about 10 years.
Thanks for the opportunity,
Some books of interest read in 2021: Charles Jones
Kate Raworth, 2017 Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
Jason Hickel, 2021 Less Is More: How Degrowth Will Save The World
Tim Jackson, 2021 Post Growth: Life After Capitalism
Richard Beasly, 2021 Dead In The Water: A Very Angry Book About Our Greatest Environmental Catastrophe…The Death of The Murray-Darling Basin
Margaret Simonds, Quarterly Essay 77, 2020 Cry Me a River: The Tragedy of The Murray-Darling Basin
Marian Wilkinson, 2020 The Carbon Club: How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians and Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia’s Climate Policy
Judith Brett, Quarterly Essay 78, 2020 The Coal Curse: resources, Climate and Australia’s Future
Julian Cribb, 2021 Earth Detox: How and Why We Must Clean Up The Planet (a follow up to 2014 Poisoned Planet: How Chemical Exposure to Man-made Chemicals is Putting Your Life at Risk
Charles Massey, Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – A New Earth (2018) Revised 2020
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