Friday, March 30, 2007

Deep Economy

I saw this book at the Border's near Downtown Crossing this afternoon, picked it up and skimmed through it. It's definitely worth the time for a careful read, though I don't know if it would be worth buying for my personal library. Then again, I'm not someone who needs to be convinced. Even if one does not accept that global warming is caused by the introduction of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by human beings, still there are other environmental consequences that result from current economic arrangements which should cause one to question them, as well as their impact on communal life. Economic neo-liberals (and followers of the Austrian school) should definitely read the book and question their basic assumptions.

KQED | Forum: Bill McKibben: "Deep Economy"

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