Growth fetish.

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GROWTH FETISH

By Clive Hamilton

[pounds sterling]12.99 Pluto Press

ISBN 0-7453-2250-6

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For decades, our political leaders have touted higher incomes as the way to a better future. Economic growth means a better life for us all. But even when sustained economic growth leads to increased personal incomes, we are obliged to confront an unfortunate fact: We are no happier. This is the great contradiction of modern politics.

In this provocative new book, Clive Hamilton argues that, far from being the answer to our problems, growth fetishism and the marketing society lie at the heart of our social ills. They have corrupted our social priorities and political...

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