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Life After Growth: How the global economy really works - and why 200 years of growth are over by Tim Morgan

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Afterword: “What Does This Mean to Me?”

IN WRITING THIS BOOK, my aim has been to explain how the economy really works, and to warn that it is rapidly ceasing to deliver growth. To do this, I have had to start more than 12,000 years ago, and range across energy, technology, economics, finance, banking and politics. In short, this book has taken us on a journey whose sheer speed might leave you baffled, even if I hope that it also leaves you much better informed.

One obvious question remains – what does this mean to me? To answer this, I must invent a ‘typical’ person, someone who is ‘ordinary’ in the best sense of that term. Historically, this person has been described as ‘the man [or woman] on the Clapham omnibus’. He or she is employed, ...

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