Progress On Wheels

“It is always exciting when a book challenges basic assumptions and makes us look again at issues we thought we had fully grasped. Daniel Ben-Ami’s new book does just that. With Ferraris for All, Ben-Ami has identified a very important new trend: widespread questioning of whether economic growth benefits society. Indeed, many now conclude that the pursuit of growth and prosperity is on balance detrimental, and therefore should be tightly constrained. If Ben-Ami is right – and I believe he is – then current debates over economic development and social progress need to re-evaluated.”

Sean Collins reviews Daniel Ben-Ami’s Ferraris For All: In Defense of Economic Progress (due to be released on July 14th) in Why More Really Is More in the Spiked Review of Books.

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