Read the full-text online edition of How Much Is Enough? The Consumer Society and the Future of Future of the Earth. By Alan Thein Durning. No cover image. Alan Durning (Author). Sign up for the monthly New Releases email. Please enter a valid email address. By signing up you agree to W. W. Norton’s privacy. Alan Durning, Worldwatch Institute Burning says that, since , humanity has consumed as many goods and services as all previous generations put.
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How Much Is Enough? The Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth
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Search for other articles by Anne Hansen here. The tragic irony is that while the consumer society has been stunningly effective in harming the environment, it has failed to provide us with a sense of fulfillment. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Refresh and try again.
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The Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth. We’re consuming twice as much, and it’s not making us any happier. Secondly, ennough internet, which, admittedly, few people could predict. No trivia or quizzes yet. We need for example over a 20 or 30 year period to rebuild our transportation system so that when you take that trip, you have the option of going there by train in a quick and convenient way.
Feb 09, Sarah rated it liked it. I’m so sick of hoq about envi Quite sadly, this book is less about “The Consumer Society” and more about “The Future of the Earth”. Perhaps the only interesting way to view this book is to take a retrospective viewpoint. There’s also the “rich”-the top corporate executives who “earn 93 times as much as the factory workers they employ”!
Cathy rated it really liked it Feb 21, We can curtail our use of ecologically destructive things and cultivate the deeper, non-material sources of fulfillment that bring happiness: In the modern consumer society more is better and our success is measured by our ability to afford durnint.
Also amusing to read about Potomac Mills being “in the countryside of rural Virginia” – now, only 20 years later, it is surrounded by sprawl. I suppose the most important point of How Much is Enough? Oct 11, lyle rated it really liked it.
There is some repitition, but I have made some positive changes because of this book. Eat Here Brian Halweil. Ultimately, Durning argues, mich linked fates of humanity and the natural realm depend on us, the consumers. Puts things in perspective, and reminds us about American consumerism. When I started this research, I did not set out to vilify people who live essentially my own lifestyle.
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How Much Is Enough?: The Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth
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