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The Zero Marginal Cost Society The Zero Marginal Cost Society

The Zero Marginal Cost Society The Zero Marginal Cost Society | Willy's Reading List | Scoop.it
This is the website for Jeremy Rifkin's book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
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As always Rifkin is excellent at describing the latest trends and developments in our Western society, but also again seen through his rosa, 'optimism sells' glasses. Look what became of his 'European Dream'.

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Book review: Corporation 2020 by Pavan Sukhdev

Book review: Corporation 2020 by Pavan Sukhdev | Willy's Reading List | Scoop.it
Change won’t just happen as there  are no easy or elegant solutions – Pavan Sukhdev Corporation 2020 is a very strong book. It is also much nuanced. It hits directly [...]
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Absolute must-read for all top managers and those still interested in the the sustainable company.

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Enough is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources (eBook) - Routledge

Enough is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources (eBook) - Routledge | Willy's Reading List | Scoop.it
This powerful book sets out arguments and an agenda of policy proposals for achieving a sustainable and prosperous, but non-growing economy, also known as a steady-state economy.
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The Bubble and Beyond | Michael Hudson

The Bubble and Beyond | Michael Hudson | Willy's Reading List | Scoop.it
Michael Hudson's new book The Bubble & Beyond is vital for those vying to make sense of the economic quicksand global policy makers find themselve...
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How Much Is Enough? by Robert and Edward Skidelsky – review

How Much Is Enough? by Robert and Edward Skidelsky – review | Willy's Reading List | Scoop.it

"The book argues that progress should be measured not by the traditional yardsticks of growth or per capita incomes but by the seven elements of the good life: health; security; respect; personality; harmony with nature; friendship; and leisure. "The overall picture is not encouraging for the advocates of growth at all cost. Despite the doubling of UK per capita income, we possess no more of the basic goods than we did in 1974; in certain respects, we possess less of them."

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Le capitalisme en dix leçons - Michel HUSSON

Le capitalisme en dix leçons - Michel HUSSON | Willy's Reading List | Scoop.it

La crise du capitalisme éclate aujourd'hui au grand jour, mais qu'est-ce au juste que ce système économique ? A-t-il toujours existé ? Comment fonctionne-t-il ?
En dix chapitres clairs et pédagogiques, Michel Husson propose un petit cours d'économie critique, résolument à contre-courant de l'idéologie dominante, destinéà mieux faire comprendre les rouages esssentiels, mais aussi les contradictions structurelles d'un système économique qui gouverne nos vies et les rend invivables.

 

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David Graeber: Debt. The First 5000 years

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"In the best tradition of anthropology, Graeber treats debt ceilings, subprime mortgages and credit default swaps as if they were the exotic practices of some self-destructive tribe. Written in a brash, engaging style, the book is also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of debt — where it came from and how it evolved. Graeber’s claim is that the past 400 years of Western history represent a grievous departure from how human societies have traditionally thought about our obligations to one another."

 

Thought-provoking and well-written book with answers for anyone seriously interested in solving the European debt crisis.

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Brut - Dalibor Frioux | Seuil

Brut - Dalibor Frioux | Seuil | Willy's Reading List | Scoop.it
Milieu du XXIe siècle. À l’écart des grands continents minés par la violence et la pollution, la Norvège a trouvé la formule du bonheur : démocratie exemplaire, nature grandiose et pétrole de la mer du Nord. Le royaume a même conçu la bouteille où enfermer le démon qui le sert : un fonds éthique où sont placés les milliards de la manne sous-marine.
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This Changes Everything

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The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis...
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Nothing very new in this book but good read and she clearly understand that climate policies demand a rethink and re-engineering of our way of producing and consuming.

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Top 50 breakthrough capitalism books

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A crowd-sourced list of 50 books that capture the spirit of breakthrough capitalism
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Good list by John Elkington of the top books to read if you are interested in the future of our post-growth economy

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Marjorie Kelly: Owning Our Future

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Highly praised new book on ownership and the new economic revolution we need.

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Sharing for Survival. Restoring the climate, the commons and society

Sharing for Survival. Restoring the climate, the commons and society | Willy's Reading List | Scoop.it

Sharing for Survival recognises that official climate policy is dominated by states in thrall to fossil fuel and financial lobbies. It offers a realistic radical way to rapidly reduce emissions through stabilising the economy and ensuring social justice. Its authors explore climate policy in a way that ensures social justice and equity matter, recognising that the UNFCCC process is going nowhere. They explore the impact of fossil fuel depletion on the climate crisis, and challenge the idea that the climate crisis can be resolved in a growth economy.

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A Short History of Progress - Ronald Wright

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Wright, an author of fiction and non-fiction works, uses the fallen civilisations of Easter Island, Sumer, Rome, and Maya, as well as examples from the Stone Age, to see what conditions led to the downfall of society. He examines the meaning of progress and its implications for civilisations – past and present – arguing that the twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human population, consumption, and technology that has now placed an unsustainable burden on all natural systems.

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Book alert: Energy, Transport, & the Environment

Book alert: Energy, Transport, & the Environment | Willy's Reading List | Scoop.it

"Sustainable mobility is a highly complex problem as it is affected by the interactions between socio-economic, environmental, technological and political issues."

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Richard Heinberg |  The End of Growth

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The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in our economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits.

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Amazon.com: The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World (9780230115217): Jeremy Rifkin: Books

Amazon.com: The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World (9780230115217): Jeremy Rifkin.

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