This submission makes a series of recommendations to help reorient economic activity in Ireland away from pursuing increased consumption (GDP growth) as an end in itself, and towards social and ecological wellbeing.
Graham Barnes discusses potential links and barriers to wellbeing that might derive from Central Bank Digital Currencies and from Universal (or is it Unconditional?) Basic Income.
'A big theme of this book is how science can get blocked out by fear - the kind of fear that can lead people to vote for racist, misogynist, anti-environmental demagogues,' writes Caroline Whyte.
"To save the planet there is one glaring technology that no government or education consultant is advocating: our hands," argues Andrew Gillick.
This submission recommends a number of internal and external measures which could enable Irish businesses to adapt nimbly and thrive in a ‘post-growth’, wellbeing-oriented economy.
Mike Sandler explains the benefits of an alternative to 'gas tax holidays' which would put money in people’s pockets in the short term while laying the groundwork for a new type of economy that supports people.