Gross Domestic Problem does not, however, stop at the problem. What is invigorating about this book is that it provides a thorough and up-to-date picture of the various initiatives that have emerged to demote the role of GDP - from high profile initiatives lead by international organisations such as the OECD, to alternative local currencies in the streets of south London and the mountains of south Germany.
Gross Domestic Problem is not naive - it recognises the challenges faced by those intent on dethroning GDP, and the inherent interests of those resisting that challenge. An excellent read for academics and activists alike.' --The New Economics Foundation
'Never before has one single measure shaped our world so profoundly. Incisively illuminating the politics behind its numbers, Fioramonti has reinforced the urgent need to reset our coded image of ourselves' --Dr Simon Zadek, Senior Fellow, Global Green Growth Institute, author of `The Civil Corporation`
'This book is long overdue. Finally, the political interests behind the GDP mantra have been unveiled, forcing us to rethink mainstream economic views and build a more just and sustainable world. It is indeed the most important struggle of our generation.' --Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director