Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics awarded to Tim Jackson’s ‘Post Growth’ – Vermont Biz

by | Nov 10, 2022 | Financial

Tim Jackson is the winner of the 2022 Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics for his book, Post Growth: Life After Capitalism. Jackson’s book argues that the pursuit of economic growth has delivered climate catastrophe, social inequity, and financial instability—leaving society ill-prepared for a global pandemic.
by Elli Scott, University of Vermont The 2022 Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics, which celebrates outstanding writing on the environmental limits of a finite planet, has been awarded to Post Growth: Life after Capitalism by UK-based writer and scholar Tim Jackson.  
The announcement was made today by the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont (UVM) and the U.S. Society of Ecological Economics, which award the Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics every two years. 
“Post Growth: Life After Capitalism was the unanimous choice of our judges because it brings the core principles of ecological economics alive through powerful storytelling,” said Taylor Ricketts, Director of the Gund Institute for Environment. “This inspiring book is an invitation to reimagine the relationship among our economies, our societies, and our environment. 
Jackson’s book argues that the pursuit of economic growth has delivered climate catastrophe, social inequity, and financial instability—leaving society ill-prepared for a global pandemic. Weaving together economic insight, social vision and philosophical reflection, the provocative text dares us to envision a world beyond capitalism—a place where relationship and meaning take precedence over profits and power. 
“I’m absolutely delighted that P …

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