Oct 26, 2021
Kees Klomp & Shinta Oosterwaal present their book THRIVE – fundamentals for a new economy.
The steadily tangible catastrophes surrounding climate change and the collapse of biodiversity make it all the more clear that the current neoclassical economic paradigm – focused on the pursuit of continuous economic growth and the improvement of the standard of living – is pertinently unsustainable. In the book THRIVE, Kees Klomp and Shinta Oosterwaal share their search for alternative economic approaches.
In Thrive. Fundamentals for a New Economy, Kees Klomp and Shinta Oosterwaal provide insights into alternative approaches to economics that are sustainable and just for both society and the planet in the long term.
In twenty-four essays, internationally renowned economic thinkers like Kate Raworth, Charles Eisenstein, Clair Brown, Helena Norberg-Hodge and Daniel C. Wahl, share the alternatives that are available to us, such as doughnut economics, wellbeing economics, common good economics, regenerative economics, buddhist economics, commons economics, local economics, bioregional economics, indigenous economics and degrowth economics. Each of these approaches provides a realistic and enticing vision of a thriving future. Thrive offers readers the fundamentals for a new economy that is rooted in the well-being of humanity and of our planet. This book is a must-read for anyone in search of economic perspectives that contribute to a flourishing world.
Kees Klomp (1968) is professor of applied science at the Rotterdam University of Applied Science where he researches and develops an existential approach to economics. He is also co-founder of Thrive Institute: an organisation that aims to reinvent economics & society.
Shinta Oosterwaal (1980) is trained as an economist. As an international advisor for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked on equitable economic development in developing countries. Currently, she is co-author of three books and works as a lecturer, researcher, and advisor to companies on the emergence of a new economy.