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Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

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Contending that more is not better for consumers, bestselling author McKibben offers a realistic, if challenging, scenario for a hopeful future. For ... Show synopsis

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misterpickle93

Wake-up Call

by misterpickle93 on Jul 9, 2007

A sobering yet hopeful book that challenges the economic model that continuous growth is always better. McKibben's timely treatise argues that, with all the "stuff" we buy and crave, not only are we less happy and healthy, we are destroying the environment and communities here and around the world. He offers many examples of ways people are challenging the "bigger is better" mindset-- by supporting farmers' markets, saving native seeds, forming small cooperatives, eg.-- but, as McKibben admits, these are mostly anecdotal, and a sea-change will have to take place if we are going to save ourselves from environmental and economic disaster.

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