UK Launch of new Club of Rome report: Reinventing Prosperity
A new report to the Club of Rome is was launched on Monday, 28 November 2016. Reinventing Prosperity by Graeme Maxton and Jorgen Randers focuses on three endemic social challenges – inequality, unemployment and climate change – and offers 13 radical policy solutions for industrialized countries to address these problems.
It is with great sadness that the Club of Rome has learnt of the passing away of our former Member Jay W. Forrester.
Upcoming event: «Is the Party over?» Graeme Maxton to discuss new Report “Reinventing Prosperity” in Zurich
On Wednesday, 23 November 2016, the Secretary General of the Club of Rome Graeme Maxton will discuss his new book co-authored by Jorgen Randers “Reinventing Prospertiy – Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality, and Climate Change” at ETH University in Zurich.
By Graeme Maxton, originally published by Perspective Daily (click here to get to the original article).
Graeme Maxton is the Secretary General of the Club of Rome, a global network of renowned independent thinkers dedicated to addressing the challenges facing humanity. He also is the co-author of »Ein Prozent ist genug«, currently a no. 1 bestseller in Germany.
Since the financial crisis in 2008, central bankers and economists in Europe, America, Japan and the UK have introduced 2 largely experimental economic policies – ultra-low interest rates and Quantitative Easing, or QE. They have done this, they say, to boost economic growth. If struggling economies are injected with new money, goes the thinking, demand will rise, increasing the consumption of goods and services. This will create new jobs, which will reduce inequality and kick off a virtuous cycle, putting the economy back on a healthy and sustainable path.
Reducing inequality, unemployment and climate change in times of slower economic growth
Lösungen gegen Ungleichheit, Arbeitslosigkeit und Klimawandel in Zeiten geringen Wachstums
Today’s economic system is failing us. It is the cause of climate change, resource destruction and rising inequality. The idea that the free market works for everyone is a fantasy.
“Economics is the queen of the social sciences”, was proudly proclaimed by speakers at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management Conference. But this queen is badly in need of a rethink believes Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome.