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Falling Behind by Robert H. Frank
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May 29, 08

Recommended to Gloria by: NYTimes Sunday Book Review
Read in May, 2008

A short, concise book; I found it helpful in terms of learning some of the terminology that economists employ (e.g. positional versus non positional). Highly accessible in general.

I thought it was interesting that he believed (and I think he is right if he is speaking of rapid adjustments) that the voluntary simplicity movement will only go so far (and generally addresses a specific economic class that has the "luxury" of simplicity---note that those are my words, not his); and disappointed (but not surprised) that he hadn't any insights into our general inability to comprehend and address the tragedy of the commons.


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