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The Progress Paradox by Gregg Easterbrook
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Aug 16, 2010

it was amazing
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Read from November 01 to December 14, 2009 , read count: 1

I learned a lot from this book. I read it in my college English class and it was paired with the book Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. While the Affluenza booked detailed how consuming rates were going up, The Progress Paradox tells how everything's getting better, yet people feel worse. This book was definitely a good read, even for non-fiction, and makes you think about your own consumer habits, such as: Do you really want it? or are you just trying to fill a void like other people? I definitely recommend this book, especially to people who live (or thrive) in capitalistic economies.
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