An erudite Canadian growth sceptic

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10 Jun 2007

Last Wednesday (6 June) I want to a Bookshop Barnie featuring Thomas Homer-Dixon, director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Toronto, on his new book, The Upside of Down. One of his central arguments is that the “growth imperative” is pushing the world towards breakdown. His solution, typically for growth sceptics, is to preach the need for restraint. One of his previous books, The Ingenuity Gap, evidently takes on “ingenuity optimists” such as William Nordhaus and Julian Simon.

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