Economics to save the day?

I have to admit that most of the time I hear green economist’s talking, they sound ivory castle and not real world. Too many peaknik greenie economists ramble on about local currencies, and if only this, and if only that. Now meet Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU.

He argues that economics is not a discipline of evil, but can actually be used to deliver solutions that are good. That work. That are real world. If that’s the case, then I’m on board!

Many say that continuous growth unsustainable. But if ‘de-growth’ is unstable, what are we to do? This panel discussion from the recent Sustainable Living Festival looks not at the problem, but at possible solutions. How do we transition to a more sustainable system?

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