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“Challenging prevailing wisdom that the goal of economics should be unlimited growth, McKibben argues that the world doesn't have enough natural resources. 2 | DEEP ECONOMY may be In choosing the phrase “deep economy,” I have sought to echo the myavr.info f) Deep economy echoes deep ecology. (1) Ecology is about choices people make in their daily lives, not just industrial pollution and polar bears. (2) Economy .
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Hardcover Verified Purchase. This book succeeds in identifying and drawing out a very large problem for our current world: What it does not do is provide a clear answer to this problem. After finishing the book, I realized the author did not intend this as a how to manual for solving this problem, so he didn't fail in that sense.
He does suggest that local economies will help us resolve our myriad problems, and with that I agree. But the book leaves the reader wondering, "How do we persuade the rest of our society to change course? Of course, that statement left me wondering, "Then why am I even reading this book?
The author provides interesting information and his bibliography provided me with a good number of sources to follow up on for further study.
This might be the book's greatest strength for the already converted. His anecdotal stories are refreshing and provide good perspective. All in all, the book was worth the time it took to read it.
But, other than tidbits, this book didn't provide me with any significant new insights.
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Rather, it's more of a motivational and inspirational effort. For that reason, I think this book is best suited to the curious but unconverted.
Those who have questions but still buy into the old dogmas that economic growth is our preeminent concern, that in order to feed the world we must continue with more and greater genetically modified food production, and that we need to continue mining the earth for every last mineral resource. This book could be to those folks what "Crunchy Cons" was to me some years back. This book is not a deep analysis of certain key problems.
Rather, it is a survey of a handful of issues and introduces readers to big concepts. In that role I thought it did very well. However, while the author spends a fair amount of time discussing food independence perhaps the second or third most important theme in the book behind energy and human satisfaction , he never mentions permaculture.
He really goes no further than saying that more intensely managed farmland can produce more food per acre than our current industrial mono-cropping models. While permaculture has gained in popularity quite substantially since this book's publication, it wasn't unknown at the time he wrote the book. So it's suprising that he never mentions it.
And I think it's unfortunate that he doesn't even alert readers to the power of permaculture design. For anyone interested, the internet is rife with information on permaculture. But suffice it to say that, in keeping with the spirit of local food economies, a permaculture approach to food production provides more potential for stability and sustainability than any other agricultural model found around the globe.
This seems like a substantial oversight in this book, despite it's many other good qualities. The main argument is crystal clear from the very beginning. More no longer equals better. More stuff simply does not make Westerners happier, even by an inch.
Drawing upon history and recent statistics McKibben assumes that industrialization freed people to leave for cities which they have continued doing ever since. Expanding market economy inevitably led to deeper specialization and new means of communication to globalization.
The question we must ask is why we continue if the planet is no longer able to sustain the speed of the growth and societies are suffering from the equality it is creating as a result?
McKibben builds the book up on his own experiment of a year eating locally. Living in one of the smallest American states, Vermont, a demanding yet enriching experience opened the world of small-scale farming and ethical consumerism up for him. At the end of the experiment he finds himself connected not only to land, its riches and annual dynamics but the community of people around it. Life suddenly makes much more sense to him.
This lesson drives him and the reader of the book on the journey of re-localization. Our societies are as fast-cheap-and-easy as the resource which feeds their growth — fossil fuels. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds.
No notes for slide. Book details Author: Bill McKibben Pages: Martin s Griffin Language: English ISBN Description this book The bestselling author of The End of Nature issues an impassioned call to arms for an economy that creates community and ennobles our livesIn this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy.
For those who worry about environmental threats, he offers a route out of the worst of those 4.
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To the end of fostering close communities, McKibben offers several suggestions, ranging from encouraging the use of public transportation to offering a close living environment where multiple residents share living spaces in interconnected condominiums; from developing sustainable alternative energy sources to developing and utilizing a local currency such as BerkShares in addition to a national one.
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