Monday Sep 04, 2023

Post Growth: Life After Capitalism - An Evening with Tim Jackson

Live recording from NZISF 2023

Tim Jackson is joined by the Director of the Centre For Sustainability, Caroline Orchinson, for this evening talk inspired by his latest book, Post Growth - Life After Capitalism.

Capitalism is broken. The relentless pursuit of more has delivered climate catastrophe, social inequality and financial instability—and left us ill prepared for life in a global pandemic. Weaving together philosophical reflection, economic insight and social vision, Tim Jackson’s passionate and provocative book dares us to imagine a world beyond capitalism—a place where relationship and meaning take precedence over profits and power.

Tim Jackson is an ecological economist and writer. Since 2016 he has been Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey in the UK. From 2004 to 2011 he was Economics Commissioner for the UK Sustainable Development Commission where his work culminated in the publication of Prosperity without Growth (2009/2017) which was subsequently translated into 18 foreign languages worldwide. It was named as a Financial Times ‘book of the year’ in 2010 and was UnHerd’s economics book of the decade in 2019. His latest book Post Growth–life after capitalism was published by Polity Press in 2021 and won the 2022 Eric Zencey Prize for Economics. In 2016, Tim was awarded the Hillary Laureate for exceptional international leadership in sustainability. In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio-writing credits for the BBC.

The New Zealand International Science Festival is excited to host Prof Jackson this year which has been made possible thanks to the support of the British Council New Zealand and the Pacific.

This talk was recorded on 8 July 2023 as part of the New Zealand International Science Festival.

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