Prosperity for a Finite Planet: Part 3

April 24, 2014

In the final part of Prosperity for a Finite Planet, New York Times journalist Eduardo Porter engages Tim Jackson in discussion. In his questioning, Porter presses Jackson to articulate the differences between essential and non-essential economic growth, including the differences between achieving prosperity in low-income and high-income nations. Jackson explains how human relationships are articulated increasingly through material goods, and the danger this poses to the ecological limits of the planet.

This discussion is preceded by Prosperity for a Finite Planet Part 1 where Tim Jackson offers a cogent diagnosis of the growing tension between economic growth and prosperity and Prosperity for a Finite Planet Part 2 where Jackson looks forward to an alternative economics that would better serve future prosperity.