- 291 pages
- "In The growth delusion, author and prize-winning journalist David Pilling explores how economists and their cult of growth have hijacked our policy-making and infiltrated our thinking about what makes societies work. Our policies are geared relentlessly towards increasing our standard measure of growth, Gross Domestic Product. By this yardstick we have never been wealthier or happier. So why doesn't it feel that way? Why are we living in such fractured times, with global populism on the rise and wealth inequality as stark as ever?" --Publisher description.Includes bibliographical references and index.The cult of growth -- Part one. The problems with growth -- Kuznet's monster -- The wages of sin -- The good, the bad, and the invisible -- Too much of a good thing -- The internet stole my GDP -- What's wrong with the average Joe -- Part two. Growth and the developing world -- Elephants and rhubarb -- Growthmanship -- Black power, green power -- Part three. Beyond growth -- Wealth -- A modern Domesday -- The lord of happiness -- GDP 2.0 -- The growth conclusion.