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Enough Is Enough

Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Economics
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It's time for a new kind of economy

We're overusing the earth's finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth-an economy where the goal is not more but enough.

They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize population, reduce inequality, fix the financial system, create jobs, and more-all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.

©2013 Robert Dietz and Daniel W. O'Neill (P)2013 Robert Dietz and Daniel W. O'Neill

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Excellent survey of sustability economics

Would you listen to Enough Is Enough again? Why?

Many parts of this intelligent book are worth listing to twice. It counters the complacently self-styled "common sense" of mainstream economics.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Its continual emphasis on the ecosystem as the foundation on which economic activity rests.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Much economic growth is actually uneconomic growth, once its true costs are seen.

Any additional comments?

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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One of the best economics books of our time

More and more people are starting to realize that we need an alternative. 20 years ago, I personally chose to live simply and not reproduce. I hope that we will have a chance to implement some of what we have learned about the world and our species, amongst the chaos and suffering which exists and grows. However, planet Earth and it's life, including humans, are resilient. We possess what it takes to save our civilization, if we are willing to change and adapt. This book gives me hope.

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Good ideas.

Narrator is dull. Can only listen in short bursts. Ideas presented are insightful and technically doable. Just need the political will to start working on it.