Sustainable degrowth through more amateur economy

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Abstract

By a simple descriptive model is illustrated how the role of labor input tothe economy will have to revised in a degrowth economy. A destinction is made btween the Professional (GDP) economy, driven by money, and the Amateur economy (voluntary) driven by love. Shifting some economic activities (back) from the prof. economy to the amateur economy will be less productive than the prof. economy in terms of output per man hour, but often more 'productive' in generating satisfaction and happiness in the process. Such a shift can create more ultimate benefit (happiness), but less product output and hence less environmental sacrifice, that is less ultimate cost. There seems to be an increase interest in amateur economic activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings, 2th Conference on Economic Degrowth : For Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity
Number of pages14
VolumeOral sessions: Making it real. Web version: www.degrowth.eu
Publication date2010
Pages1-14
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2th Conference on Economic Degrowth : For Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …
Conference number: 2

Conference

Conference2th Conference on Economic Degrowth : For Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity
Number2
CityBarcelona, Spain
Period01/01/2010 → …

Keywords

  • Amateur Economy; Professional Economy; Degrowth,; Sustainability, Work Sharing; Whole Economy

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