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Main Title Deep economy : the wealth of communities and the durable future /
Author McKibben, Bill.
Publisher Times Books,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 71812887
ISBN 0805076263 9780805076264
Subjects Economic development--Social aspects ; Community development
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOA HD75.M353 2007 Sustainability Collection Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/14/2009
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 261 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
After growth -- The year of eating locally -- All for one, or one for all -- The wealth of communities -- The durable future. 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.