Prosperity without Growth?
The economy is geared, above all, to economic growth. Economic policy in the current recession is all about returning to growth – but an economic crisis can be an opportunity for some basic rethinking and restructuring.
Two objectives other than growth – sustainability and wellbeing – have moved up the political and policy-making agenda in recent years, challenging the overriding priority traditionally given to economic growth.
SDC's "Redefining Prosperity" project has looked into the connections and conflicts between sustainability, growth, and wellbeing.
La "Sustainable Dvelopment Commission" est l'organisme consultatif indépendant conseillant les gouvernements britannique, écossais, gallois et d'Irlande du Nord.