If the only way is up, how do we know when the economy has reached its destination? What does it mean for an economy to Arrive?
Instead of pursuing endless growth at all costs, it’s time for governments and other decision makers to prioritise shared wellbeing on a healthy planet.
In their new book “The Economics of Arrival: ideas for a growth up economy”, Dr Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams present the exciting new concept of economic Arrival. They invite us to consider that “the agenda of fighting for survival could be over if the economy were to engage with a new challenge: that of building ourselves a lasting home in this place of plenty.”
Join the authors for a short talk on the book, followed by a Q&A and discussion about applying these ideas to contemporary Scottish politics, hosted by Jamie Livingstone, Head of Oxfam Scotland.
The discussion will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments will be available.
Date: Wednesday 30 January 2019
Venue: Blackwells Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS