Tim Jackson has to be the only economist I know with an inspiring vision for economic activity and replacing our roles as novelty consumers with something lasting, world changing and ultimately better.
It’s a story about us - People. Being persuaded to: Spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to create impressions > that won’t last, on people we don’t care about.
Tim’s the author of Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet. (which, ironically, does not have a Kindle edition :-( ).econ