This is a complex but always grip[ping narrative, or set of interlocking narratives. Ozeki is not only a deeply engaging, thoughtful, and often droll novelist but also a brilliant reader of her own work.
It has the mature technical deftness of Ozeki's second novel, All Over Creation, and the interesting comparative cultural (Japanese-American) perspective of her first, My Year of Meats. In emotional depth and historical breadth it is her best work yet.
I can't yet compare it to the print version, but listening has convinced me that this is an important book to read.
Why Fairness Matters
Many parts of this intelligent book are worth listing to twice. It counters the complacently self-styled "common sense" of mainstream economics.
Its continual emphasis on the ecosystem as the foundation on which economic activity rests.
Much economic growth is actually uneconomic growth, once its true costs are seen.
This is a serious book without ever being obscure or dull. Even a congressman could understand it. Let's hope many will do so.
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