Tim Jackson is a leading international expert on sustainability. Since 2000 he has been professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey—the first such chair to be created in the UK. In 2004 he was appointed as economics commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where he led a five-year project called Redefining Prosperity. This groundbreaking work culminated in the publication of his controversial book Prosperity without Growth—Economics for a Finite Planet.

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Juliet Schor has been one of the most articulate critics of American consumer culture over the last couple of decades. Her bestselling books have charted the rise, first, of the Overworked American and, then, of the Overspent American. Her work offers a persuasive exploration of the damaging work-and-spend cycle into which Western culture has …

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