Beyond the Growth Dilemma: Toward an Ecologically Integrated Economy
Ed Dreby and Judy Lumb,Editors
Beyond the Growth Dilemma: Toward an Ecologically Integrated Economy is the fifth in the series of pamphlets from the Quaker Institute of the Future and published by Producciones de la Hamaca, Caye Caulker, BELIZE - 118 pages (2012)
This sixth pamphlet in the Quaker Institute for the Future series (QIF #6) is in collaboration with the Growth Dilemma Project of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Quakers). The Growth
Dilemma Project calls attention to the enormous dilemma we face. While the U.S. economy in its current form needs growth to prosper, more growth makes the rich richer while
unemployment, hunger, and violence are widespread, and human economies are already larger than Earth can continue to support.
QIF #6 is a companion pamphlet to QIF #5, It’s the Economy, Friends: Understanding the Growth Dilemma, which provides background information on the current functioning of our
economy and shows why its unremitting drive for economic expansion cannot continue within the limited ecosystems of Earth.
Beyond the Growth Dilemma builds a framework for the changes that are needed for an ecologically integrated economy. This kind of economy leads to prosperous and thriving lives for
humans and other creatures within the limits of planet Earth. Our society’s basic goal must change from “more” to “enough.” Changes in the way we earn our livelihoods, organize and carry
out production, and govern the commons are all discussed. While these pamphlets have been prepared for use within the Religious Society of Friends, they will also be of interest and
use to anyone who is seeking to understand how the growth dilemma can be resolved, and an ecologically.
Beyond the Growth Dilemma: Toward an Ecologically Integrated Economy can be ordered from Keith Helmuth <firstname.lastname@example.org>, QuakerBooks, Amazon, and local bookstores. QIF Pamphlets can be downloaded <quakerinstitute.org>.