Deep Economy: Economics as If the World Mattered

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Oneworld, 2009 - Community development - 261 pages
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An impassioned call for an economy that creates community and ennobles our lives. In this manifesto, journalist McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes, "more" is no longer synonymous with "better"--Indeed, they have become almost opposites. McKibben puts forward a new way to think about the things we buy, the food we eat, the energy we use, and the money that pays for it all. Our purchases, he says, need not be at odds with the things we truly value. McKibben's animating idea is that we need to move beyond "growth" as the paramount economic ideal and pursue prosperity in a more local direction, with regions producing more of their own food, generating more of their own energy, and even creating more of their own culture and entertainment.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - auntieknickers - LibraryThing

This is a very important book that everyone should read. McKibben has many ideas for making this a better world. The chapter on eating locally led me to several other books. Read full review

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User Review  - bnewcomer - LibraryThing

McKibbin's a great, earnest writer, and here he treads a narrow, winding path between ecological doom-and-gloom and societal hope; however, to maintain this tone, he doesn't put forth an excessively ... Read full review

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