Psychopathology at the Limits to Economic Growth: An Essay in 3 Parts

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Melencolia by Albrecht Dürer

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Publication Info: FEASTA

Date of Publication: October 9

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: Cloughjordan, Ireland

Publisher: The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability

Author(s): Brian Davey

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This article looks at the individual and social psychology of the limits to economic growth. It is in three parts. The first part is an explanation of the concept and reality of the limits to growth. The second part is concerned with the impact on individuals and ordinary people as it becomes more difficult to manage everyday life. The third part is about the impact of reaching the limit to growth on decision-makers and professionals. These have hitherto managed businesses, institutions, and governments in a growth economy but now face conditions of contraction. It is also about the relationship between these two kinds of groups – between the elite and the many.

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