Members of the military police keep back protesters during their sit-in at the Mall Entrance to the Pentagon, 21 Oct 1967 (courtesy of NARA / wiki commons)

‘Everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile’
Blog by Tim Jackson
Fifty years to the day after Robert Kennedy’s historic speech on the limitations of the GDP at the University of Kansas in March 1968, Tim Jackson reflects on the failings of measurement and vision which still haunt both economic policy and our everyday life.


Congreso Futuro | Prosperity on a Finite Planet 
Tim Jackson joining the 7th Future Congress, Chile 17-19 Jan 2018
Set up by the Senate of Chile, with the aim to decentralize knowledge, the international, transdisciplinary event is considered to be the most important scientific dissemination event in Latin America, taking place over seven days in ten regions.


Beyond the Crisis—How to rethink the economy 
Video interview with Tim Jackson, Internazionale
“We live in a financial, economic and social system that is now dysfunctional. At this point we need a radical solution,” says Tim Jackson, interviewed at the International Book Festival in Ferrara. “What we can do is build a system that does not rely on greed to work”.

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Do we need economic growth? | BBC World Service Newshour Extra 
Tim Jackson in dicscussion with Jared Bernstein, Annie Quick and Daniel Ben-Ami, Nov 2017
We are told again and again that GDP growth is good for the economy; it is said to lift people out of poverty, provides jobs and investment, and improves lives. While there is general agreement about the need for growth in the developing world, what about the costs of growth in the rich world?

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Should We Endure Rising Instability And A Deeply Unequal World, Or Build A New Vision Of A Shared Prosperity? 
Tim Jackson for Huffington Post, 18 Oct 2017
Remember trickle-down theory? It’s the rose-tinted notion that economic growth is the only way to bring poor people out of poverty and reduce the inequality that divides society and undermines political solidarity. It’s not working and our choices are clear. Either we endure the rising instability and fractured politics of a deeply unequal world, or we build a new vision of a shared prosperity.

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Broken Promises—the engine of consumerism 
Blog, 21 Sept 2017
Does consumerism thrive on our discontentment? Tim Jackson argues yes, the success of consumer society lies not in meeting our needs but in its spectacular ability to repeatedly disappoint us. This may seem dark, but from here we can understand why consumerism must eventually fall—and how to replace it.

Club of Rome Summer Academy

Challenging an Unsustainable Economic System 
Club of Rome Summer Academy, Florence 12 Sept 2017
Tim Jackson giving seminar at 1st Club of Rome Summer Academy. Focusing on new economic thinking beyond growth, the academy offers in-depth, cutting-edge insights “to mobilise students and academics, young professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, young journalists, artists and activists.” For details please see the Club of Rome website.

Tim Jackson at Festivaletteratura di Mantova

Prosperità senza crescita, Nuova Edizione 
Tim Jackson at Festivaletteratura, Mantova 9 Sept 2017
Following German and French, the second edition of Prosperity Without Growth has now been translated into Italian. Tim will be presenting his work at the Festivaletteratura di Mantova on Saturday 9 Sept. For details please see the festival website.

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From Economic Growth to Growth in Wellbeing
Resurgence Festival with Tim Jackson, London 23 Sept 2017
The Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, Britain’s flagship green magazine, is hosting its fifth Festival of Wellbeing. The event will raise money for The Resurgence Trust and features CUSP Director Tim Jackson in conversation with Satish Kumar.

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The future of jobs: is decent work for all a pipe dream?
Tim Jackson writing for The Guardian, 15 August 2017
Rapid developments in technology and unpredictable economies are destabilising employment as we know it. What are the possible solutions? It’s not the demand for human labour that is disappearing, Tim Jackson argues, but the institutions and economics to deliver it.

Wohlstand Ohne Wachstum – Das Update | Book presentation, Berlin, 19 July 2017

Wohlstand Ohne Wachstum – Das Update
German Translation of Prosperity Without Growth, Berlin, 19 July 2017
The second edition of Tim’s groundbreaking book is now translated into German. The launch event, organised by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, was held in July 2017 in Berlin.

Learning to Thrive

Learning to Thrive
Innovation Unit Event with Tim Jackson, London 28 June 2017
What does it really mean to thrive in today’s world, and what are the key ingredients of a good society that works for everyone? Tim Jackson discussing solutions at evening event co-hosted by Innovation Unit, Webb Memorial Trust and Compass.

Can economies thrive without growth? | RSA radio, June 2017

Can economies thrive without growth?
RSA Radio with Tim Jackson and Matthew Taylor, June 2017
When economies stop growing they go into crisis, but it seems impossible for them to grow forever without causing ecological catastrophe. Matthew Taylor talks to Tim Jackson about the big dilemma in sustainability and his book Prosperity without Growth which charted a way out of it.


The Future of ‘Good Work’
Tim Jackson at The Unusual Suspects Festival, London 14 June 2017
Society tells us to value meaning in work, whilst the education and work opportunities that would allow people to find fulfilling work remain wholly inadequate. What if each citizen had a basic income that would allow them to explore what they really care about? What if we were taught to define our own success instead of being led by financial constraints or what other people think? What if work was a vehicle to serve a collective purpose rather than individual gain? At this event, you will hear insights from people who have been working with building blocks for a radically different way of working. .


Oxford Festival of the Arts | Oxford Green Week 
Tim Jackson in conversation with Lola Perrin and Kate Raworth, 25 June 2017
Composer Lola Perrin presents a keyboard conversation about climate change for piano, guest speakers and audience. Featuring Kate Raworth together with Tim Jackson. The event forms part of the Oxford Festival of the Arts and the Oxford Green Week.


Shaping energy efficiency policies of tomorrow
Tim Jackson at eceee 2017 Summer Study, 29 May – 3 June 2017
Energy efficiency can only take us so far. To meet sustainable energy policy aims and move towards a sustainable society, we must think about limits to energy consumption. This plenary with Tim Jackson and Yves Marignac will be discussing ideas of how our way of living can change so that we reduce energy demand but at the same time maintain or improve our quality of life.

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When all parties want ‘an economy that works’, you know neoliberalism is kaputt
Tim Jackson writing for The Guardian, 31 May 2017
Privatised gain and socialised loss is the defining story of capitalism over the last decades. Free-market economics has undermined the fabric of society and left millions behind – and manifestos across the political spectrum recognise it.

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How to kick the growth addiction
Tim Jackson in conversation with Allen White, April 2017
Endless economic growth, long the rallying cry of the conventional paradigm, endangers our future. Ecological economist Tim Jackson, CUSP Director and author of Prosperity Without Growth, explores the need to envision a post-growth economy with Allen White, Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute.

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Conservation and the real world
Earth Optimism Cambridge, 22 April 2017
On 22 April 2017, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative of the UK is partnering with the Smithsonian in hosting an Earth Optimism event in Cambridge. Tim Jackson will be joining a panel with Jane Goodall, Sebastian Pole and David Amaning Kwarteng. Other speakers of the day include Fiona Reynolds, Steven Pinker and David Attenborough.
10th anniversary | Sustainable Development at University of St Andrews
18 April 2017
Professor Tim Jackson to give public lecture presenting his new book and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the St Andrews Sustainable Development degree programme.
Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the SDGs | PAGE Ministerial Conference - Berlin, 26 March 2017
Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the SDGs
Tim Jackson at international PAGE conference | Berlin 26 March 2017
CUSP Director Prof Tim Jackson is joining the opening panel of the 2nd international ministerial conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), taking place at the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany.
Discover the Future… Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow | Luxembourg 22 March 2017
Tim Jackson will be opening the Luxexpo Springbreak Business Forum in Luxembourg.  The world is facing recession, climate change, growing equality and more.  Tim Jackson is challenging economic principles and explains how we can stop feeding crises and start investing in our future.  He will share his vision of the alternatives available to us. Tim will be introduced by Romain Poulles, President of the Luxembourg Center for Circular Economy.
Also in attendance will be Luxembourg’s Grand-Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa.
Rethinking Capitalism | CUSP podium discussion with Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs - London, 15 March
Tim Jackson in podium discussion with Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs, London 15 Mar 2017
In their joint book presentation, Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs seek to explain the causes of the current economic crisis. They show how alternative economic approaches can better explain how capitalism works, why it often doesn’t, and how it can be made more innovative, inclusive and sustainable. The lecture was followed by a discussion with CUSP Director Tim Jackson and audience Q&A. You can watch the video recording on the CUSP website.
Brussels 13 March 2017
The European Trade Union Institute has invited Tim to introduce his substantially revised and re-written second edition of Prosperity Without Growth at their March monthly Forum.  The presentation will be met by Marie-Hélène Ska who will comment on the arguments from a workers’ perspective having in mind the challenges and new opportunities that this new vision of social progress may bring about. The ETUI interview can be accessed in the video gallery.