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Plenitude by Juliet B. Schor
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Feb 12, 2012

it was ok
Read in February, 2012

A little long winded, but the basic idea is right on the money: we have to switch into a degrowth or steady-state economy, we should consider working less so more people can be employed, we should get more efficient and more effective and use more engineering and smart technology to improve conditions and decentralize power generation. Schor is an economist, and it's good to see an economist questioning the sacred cow of 'growth above all', but the suggestions in the book are a little lightweight. It's clear she's not well versed in government policies or budgetary process or how this stuff actually works. Still, another voice for degrowth is progress, in my book.

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