During the pandemic, many people are finding themselves with more time on their hands – and many are also in pursuit of new economic ideas and understanding.
WEAll and our members have compiled some recommendations for ‘must-read’ books to understand the case for, and path towards, a wellbeing economy.
Here’s the result – 20 important books that provide answers, inspiration and hope.
Of course, this list is not exhaustive – comment below with your own recommendations. Why not get involved with the WEAll Read book group, which is holding monthly meetings? Find out more here.
Alphabetically by author:
- An Economy of Wellbeing: Mark Anielski
- 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism: Ha-Joon Chang
- Change Everything: Christian Felber
- Wellbeing Economy: Lorenzo Fioramonti
- The Divide: Jason Hickel
- New Economy Business: Margo Hoek
- The Age of Thrivability: Michelle Holliday
- Prosperity Without Growth: Tim Jackson
- The High Price of Materialism: Tim Kasser
- A Finer Future: Hunter Lovins, Stewart Wallis, John Fullerton and Anders Wijkman
- Economics Unmasked: Manfred Max-Neef
- Local Is Our Future: Helena Norberg-Hodge
- The Value of Nothing: Raj Patel
- The Spirit Level: Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson
- Doughnut Economics: Kate Raworth
- What Money Can’t Buy: Michael J. Sandel
- Small is Beautiful: E.F. Schumacher
- Local Dollars Local Sense: Michael Shuman
- How to Thrive in the Next Economy: John Thackara
- The Economics of Arrival: Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams