Ferraris for All

In Defence of Economic Progress

Daniel Ben-Ami

Ferraris for All

Daniel Ben-Ami

Distributed for Bristol University Press

With a new Afterword
310 pages | © 2012
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9781847423450 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9781847423467 Published July 2010 For sale in North and South America only

The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive—a trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed “growth skepticism.” Prosperity is accused of encouraging greed, damaging the environment, causing unhappiness, and widening social inequalities. Ferraris for All is a rejoinder to the growth skeptics. Using examples from a range of countries, including the US, the author argues that society as a whole benefits from greater affluence. Action is needed—but to increase abundance and spread it worldwide, not to limit prosperity, as the skeptics would have it. 
The lively and provocative hardback edition was published to widespread coverage in 2010, and triggered debate and dissent in equal measure. This much-anticipated paperback edition includes a vigorous response from the author to the spirited discussion provoked by its controversial arguments.

List of figures, tables and boxes
List of abbreviations
Preface to the paperback edition
A note about the title

1. Introduction
Part One: The rise of growth scepticism
2. Polar opposites: supporters and opponents of growth
3. An indirect attack: the many forms of scepticism
4. Mainstream and elitist: the character of sceptic ideology
5. Narrowing horizons: why scepticism triumphed
Part Two: Counter-arguments
6. Better than ever: growth benefits humanity
7. Environment: subjugate nature
8. Happiness: conservatism in disguise
9. Inequality: development not restraint
10. New egalitarianism: redistributing pain
11. Conclusion: abundance for all

For more information, or to order this book, please visit
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Bristol University Press. RSS Feed