Public policy in UK shifts from growth to wellbeing, sustainability
Watchdog organization keeps British government on track for '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 [Sustainable Development Commission] "Redefining Prosperity" project has looked into the connections and conflicts between sustainability, growth, and wellbeing...
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Prosperity without Growth?, by the UK Sustainable Development Commission
Posted: July 02, 2009
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