Contributors to the Great Debate
Daniel Ben-Ami has worked as a professional journalist for over 20
years, during which time he has contributed to
numerous publications including The Financial Times,
Guardian, Independent, Prospect and The Sunday Times.
He has also undertaken country risk analysis on the
Middle East for the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Daniel's book on global finance, Cowardly Capitalism
(Wiley, 2001), was recommended by the Baker Library of
Harvard Business School . He also contributed a
chapter to Cultural Difference, Media Memories:
Anglo-American Images of Japan (Cassell, 1997). Daniel's new
book on contemporary society's unease with popular prosperity
Ferraris for All: In Defence of
Economic Progress is published in July 2010.
His website can be found at
Daniel Ben-Ami was on the panel of the
and Environment 3 in March 2007
Limits to Growth in 21st Century in August 2010
and the head to head debate with Jonathon Porritt:
Economic Growth: Bane or Boon?
in October 2010
Daniel Ben-Ami says:
'We need to ditch the notion of sustainability, both here and in the developing world –
the idea that we should place limits on development is really negative.
It would also be positive to have more resource flows, but not with all sorts of
conditions attached and we should end migration controls,
especially when you consider how important remittances are to the developing world.'
Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Progress by
The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly
seen as problematic rather than positive. They are accused of encouraging
greed, damaging the environment, causing unhappiness and widening
social inequalities. The mainstream acceptance of these views is a
trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed ‘growth scepticism’.
Ferraris for all is a rejoinder to the growth sceptics.
Using examples from a range of countries, the author argues
that society as a whole benefits from greater affluence.
Action is needed – not to limit prosperity, but to encourage
creativity and growth in resolving the problems of poverty,
inequality and the environment, to increase abundance and to
spread it worldwide. Lively and provocative, this timely book
will trigger debate and dissent in equal measure.
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Cowardly Capitalism: The Myth of the Global Financial Casino by
"Cowardly Capitalism combines an excellent survey of modern finance with the
striking idea that our aversion to risk is more dangerous than our love of it.
Its message should be taken seriously by everyone with a stake in modern
Andrew Freeman, European Business correspondent, The Economist
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