Tim Jackson gained his global reputation outside academia with his groundbreaking book Prosperity without Growth, originally published in 2009 as a report from the Sustainable Development Commission for the UK government. In it he challenged our addiction to growth and asked whether it was any good for us. Jackson said while the book’s conception was trouble-free, its birth came just as Gordon Brown was about to save the world with an international stimulus package in 2009 aimed at… growth. The government pretended the report didn’t exist, but the abandoned text took off. The Mint asked Jackson to look back to the future of prosperity without growth.
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