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Life Beyond Growth

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University College London

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Economic growth is the main objective of governments around the world. Growth leads to prosperity, happiness, employment and progress. Or does it? Even on its own terms, growth isn't working. Wealth doesn’t translate into happiness. Poverty and unemployment are rife. And yet when the system slows down things really fall apart. Consumption drops, bankruptcies pile up, factories close, unemployment soars and social pathologies multiply. It's a vicious circle. It used to be that we needed more people to work because we needed the goods and services they produce. Now we need to keep increasing production to keep people employed, to keep capital investment profitable and to keep the endless cycle of production and consumption spinning. There's got to be a better way.

Come and hear from Rob Norman, campaigns manager at the New Internationalist - a leading independent media organization dedicated to socially conscious journalism and publishing.

In order to encourage a multi-disciplinary discussion among students, we have partnered with the UCL Economics and Finance Society for this event. There will plenty of time for questions and a discussion after Rob's presentation.
Remember that you must be a member either of UCL Green Economy Society or of UCL Economics and Finance Society to attend this event. We have planned 7 events in term two so there is plenty more to come! You can purchase your membership (£3) from here: http://studentsunionucl.org/clubs-societies/green-economy-society.
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