Russell England's New Book "Gross Deceptive Product: An Ecological Perspective on the Economy" is an Eye-Opening Critique of Continuous Economic Growth's Downsides.

"Gross Deceptive Product: An ecological perspective on the economy" from author Russell England is a discussion of the unsustainability of continuous economic growth. To measure economic success in gross terms (gross domestic product) is deceptive because it says nothing about the net benefits or costs of growth, either in monetary terms or in terms of impacts on ecosystems that sustain all life.

Russell England, a retired biologist and master gardener who lives with his wife in Gainesville, Georgia, has completed his new book, “Gross Deceptive Product: An ecological perspective on the economy”: a powerful argument against pushing for GDP at the cost of the ecosystem that sustains it.

Russell writes that “elected officials go to great lengths to lure new industries to their states….  States routinely compete for population to fuel their economies, even at the expense of their natural capital.  Attracting major industry creates a surplus of jobs which will in turn attract many new people to the state, generating more income and more tax revenues; all widely applauded as beneficial gross dollars for the economy, with no discussion and apparently no thought of whether there is indeed any net benefit, economic or otherwise, or what the net impact that additional people and infrastructure will have on the natural resources that sustain the economy and quality of life.”

“Growth comes with a price tag, but the numbers on that tag are often obscured by the rhetoric associated with the grow-or-die paradigm that constantly touts the alleged benefits of more growth.”  

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Russell England’s new book is a lucid, far-seeing commentary on the current self-destructive trend of pushing for economic growth at all costs.

Academically sound but engagingly accessible, England’s book is ultimately a rousing call to action for government bodies at all levels to begin planning for a sustainable future and a stable economy that doesn’t sacrifice the future for the sake of present “growth.”

Readers can purchase “Gross Deceptive Product: An ecological perspective on the economy" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

Covenant books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.

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