'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
'As the planet's ecosystems and local and national economies collapse, going beyond GDP has become a survival imperative. This is the challenge that Fioramonti has taken up in Gross Domestic Problem..'
'This inspiring book by Fioramonti provides a much needed history of the development of GDP and an analysis of how it has been (mis)used to define progress. An excellent read for academics and activists alike.'
Saamah Abdallah, 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.'
Simon Zadek, award-winning author of The Civil Corporation
'Fioramonti reveals the insanity that rules economic thinking by giving us a simple, clear account of "the world's most powerful number," while also surveying the superior alternatives.'
Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality
'Fioramonti illuminates the politics of GDP like no one else has. This is a singular contribution on a vitally important subject.'
Lew Daly, Senior Fellow, Demos (USA), author of Beyond GDP: New Measures for a New Economy