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DEEP ECONOMY: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

To move forward, increasing equality and happiness, we need to turn the clock back: thinking locally rather than globally, buying from and selling to our neighbors to create true communities.McKibben (Wandering Home, 2005, etc.), who has worried about the fate of our planet since at least The End of Nature (1989), weighs in here on the pursuit of happiness. For too long, he observes, we have ... Read full review

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Love the book, was written in 2007-08 so it is a little dated. McKibben needs to put out a revised edition!

Review: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

User Review  - Jimmy - Goodreads

The book was published in 2007, so it is interesting to see just how McKibben may have been on the right track with his opinions. One of his main points is to show how shifting to local economies will ... Read full review

Review: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

User Review  - Preston Kutney - Goodreads

Growth and efficiency are the twin pillars of capitalist economic theory. The coupling of "more" and "better" has driven political theory and economic thought for decades. But today we are bumping up ... Read full review

Review: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

User Review  - Jenny Earnest - Goodreads

I'm a huge fan of dystopian literature, but this piece of environmental non-fiction has caused me to realize that the two genres have become indistinguishable. While I greatly appreciate the optimism ... Read full review

Review: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

User Review  - Erica Hernandez - Goodreads

This book should be read by everyone. The ideas put forward are brilliant and sadly over-relevant today. I wish this was a requirement for every economy/government/communications class out there Read full review

Review: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

User Review  - Owen - Goodreads

In this eminently readable text, McKibben pleads for a resolution to the current economic madness involving constant (and unsustainable) growth, by moving towards a model based on local initiatives ... Read full review

Review: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

User Review  - Darlene - Goodreads

This was a book recommended in a class I was taking online "Tiny Transition". I could not get into this book as I was looking for something more on a personal level than on a community and bigger basis. I did not rate it since it isn't a book I connected with to do it justice. Read full review

Review: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

User Review  - KK - Goodreads

makes a lot of sense. Read full review

Review: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

Boys and girls, this book is HOT! Simply a must read. Read it. Our current growth-based global economy is unsustainable. But local, community-based economies have the potential to make people ... Read full review

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