Tag: McKibben

The silver lining offered by a no-growth economy.

October 14, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More
The silver lining offered by a no-growth economy.

Many people with whom I speak are somewhere between scared and terrified about the economic meltdown. They are wondering how it would be possible to get by with less. Their budgets are already at bare bones. It’s long past time to start considering, in detail, how we can deal with an economy that will run […]

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Does having more stuff make us happier?

May 27, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More
Does having more stuff make us happier?

The title to this post is a teaser, of course. After a certain point, having more stuff does not make people happier. In his new book, Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and a Durable Future (2007), Bill McKibben asks why having more stuff usually doesn’t make us happier. He considers several reasons. You could […]

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