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How to Thrive in the Next Economy : Designing Tomorrow's World Today (Hardcover) (John Thackara)

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Thackara proposes a new emerging economic story which has a core value of stewardship rather than extraction and promotes the kind of growth that makes sense and that we can afford: the regeneration of life on Earth. He describes an economy based on social energy using 5 percent of today’s resources that is not only feasible but will leave the world a better place. Statistics: a modern city dweller needs sixty times more energy and resources than a hunter-gatherer; American citizens today use more energy and physical resources in a month than our great-grandparents used during their entire lifetimes. This new economy is based on actions being taken today that are enabling political and social change on the ground that is real and growing. Thackara describes the interrelatedness of natural phenomena and how no organism is truly autonomous. Ten chapters are: changing: from do less harm, to leave things better; grounding: from heal the soil, to think like a forest; waterkeeping: from harvest the rain, to river recovery; dwelling: from depave the city to pollinator pathways; feeding: from social farming, to food as a commons; clothing: from dirt to shirt, and soil to skin; moving: from two-wheeled freight, to cloud commuting; caring: from cure to care, from me to we; communing: from social money, to the art of hosting; knowing: from ways of seeing, to ways of acting. There are notes and a bibliography. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Art, Business + Money Management, Technology
Sub-Genre: Environmental Engineering + Technology, Development / Sustainable Development, General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: John Thackara
Language: English
Street Date: November 9, 2015
TCIN: 50159666
UPC: 9780500518083
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-9658
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