Can human beings, driven by greed and materialism, ever evolve enough to create a truly egalitarian society that ensures the common good? Academic Robert Costanza, along with his co-authors at the journal Solutions, says that it is not only possible but already happening. This idealistic yet thought-provoking essay spells out the requirements for “sustainable well-being” and shines a spotlight on worldwide initiatives to replace GDP growth with alternative goals. getAbstract suggests this visionary report to policy experts, economists and utopians.
In this summary, you will learn
- What “sustainable well-being” means for an economy,
- Why this approach is better than traditional GDP measures of economic progress and
- How the “well-being economy” is emerging worldwide.
About the Author
Robert Costanza et al. are contributors to Solutions, an online publication that discusses solving ecological, social and economic problems.