Meant as a report for the British government in 2009, Prosperity without Growth is back in the bookstores in a completely revised new edition. In such volume, Tim Jackson, professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey, is tackling in an extremely clear way a theme that can no longer be postponed: creating prosperity for humankind, without further plundering Earth’s natural resources while evening out social inequality. That is an alternative concept of economics which so far has been based on endless growth. Indeed, according to Jackson, it is possible to envisage an economic model that goes beyond exponential growth, able to revise the very concept of prosperity, a shared one imbued with hope. A world in balance with nature and able to create wi...