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to Life Beyond Growth, an independent report documenting the rise of New Economics, alternatives to the GDP, and the adoption of new measures of National Wellbeing.

This widely-cited 2012 report — published as a book in Japan by Random House — may still be useful to you. It provided an extensive historical background on the rise of the traditional economic growth paradigm, as well as popular alternatives such as “green economy” or “gross national happiness.” It offered a descriptive map of concepts and initiatives and a geopolitical analysis of expected future developments (as of 2012).

The companion blog stopped being updated in late 2012, but you can still browse our archives. At this site, you can also …

  • … go deeper into the history of “Growth as Usual” and become more familiar with emerging new frameworks and measures, by downloading (free) and reading the Life Beyond Growth 2012 Report (click the link to go straight to the download site)
  • … browse the 2012 blog archive (developments in the field during 2011-2012)
  • … find out more about the project and the people behind it by looking at our About page

We hope you will find this site a useful resource, and we would be happy to receive any feedback. You can write to us by clicking here.

Direct link to download the report >>

Last updated:  Jan 2021

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