NY Salon discussion over dinner and drinks
We are delighted to invite you to join us for the next with Daniel Ben-Ami
author of Ferraris for all: In defence of economic progress
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 7pm
$65 per person (payable in advance)
Spaces are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to
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The economic crisis has brought to a head one of the key questions of our time: what kind of growth do we need for the future. Many are asking: should we continue to strive for greater economic prosperity or do we need to reassess our priorities?
The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive – a trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed ‘growth scepticism.’ Prosperity is accused of encouraging greed, damaging the environment, causing unhappiness and widening social inequalities. Ferraris for all is a rejoinder to the growth sceptics. Using examples from a range of countries, including the U.S., the author argues that society as a whole benefits from greater affluence. Action is needed – but to increase prosperity and spread it worldwide, not to limit prosperity, as the sceptics would have it. Lively and provocative, this timely book will trigger debate and dissent in equal measure and will be essential reading for everyone who cares about the impact of western policy on developing countries.
You do not need to read the book in advance but it is a great book! Buy it here: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Ferraris-for-All/Daniel-Ben-Ami/e/9781847423467/?itm=1&USRI=ferraris+for+all
Review comments of Ferraris for all
“The global financial crisis has produced a fresh outpouring of growth scepticism: the idea that we would all be better off in a world without economic growth. Daniel Ben-Ami has provided a timely and thought-provoking reminder of why we need growth and the benefits that it brings.”
David Smith, Economics Editor, The Sunday Times
“No contemporary writer in English is smarter and more convincing on the benefits of wealth to every aspect of society. It’s great to see a book-length treatment of his work.”
Nick Gillespie, Editor-in-chief, Reason