Author Archives: Venkatesh Govindarajan

Of Jackson. Not Jones

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN “Economists believe in growth at all costs,” says Prof Tim Jackson in his book, Prosperity Without Growth: Economics of a Finite Planet [Earthscan Publications Ltd], which The Financial Times dubbed as one of the best books published. This reviewer recalls his good fortune of being present at a teleconferenced lecture delivered by Prof Jackson. Growth, one would ask, for […]

Rebound Your Intellect

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN Any person actively committed to sustainable development should keep one’s eyes open to happenings in society. This helps us to ‘catch’ certain behavioural signals, which when analysed by one’s intellect, against the backdrop of their personal commitments and beliefs, may not present as deterrents to efforts being made to usher in sustainable development. […]