I came across this book in the library: The New Prophets of Capital by Nicole Aschoff. She considers that “in a moment of crisis, a new generation of elite storytellers, masquerading as progressive thinkers has emerged to reinvent the free market as the universal solution to society’s problems.”
It’s rather bold to wrestle such prophets, I know, but I think this book is a good start for further debate on the many global campaigns meant to reinvent capitalism. I particularly recommend the chapter on John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods.
Recent Grauniad article on the best books to understand climate change
Monday Roadmap 11/02/19
These two books are essential reading not just to understand the insect apocalypse, but to understand how this planet works and how we’re part of a system, not outside it.
I’m reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. Yuval Harari is a great historian and storyteller and in this book he tells how a species of insignificant animals living in a part of Africa conquered the planet later. Here is a short and interesting talk by Prof. Harari himself on the book:
Have you read Homo Deus, or are you planning to read it? I found it incredibly depressing
Yes, it’s on my to-read list but I’m avoiding depressing things right now so I’ll put it last in the list
Hi all! This is my first post here. Seeing this thread i remember the book
Making Kind Choices
Everyday ways to enhance your life through earth- and animal-friendly living
by Ingrid Newkirk
Ola - welcome!
That sounds super interesting! Are there any tips you took away from it that you still use day to day?
Thank you for the welcome! Honestly it was so long ago now that i can’t recall an example. But i like the mix of being kind to animals and to the environment - often these two go together!
This classic doesn’t need an introduction. Must-read for anyone interested in sustainability.
Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered (a collection of essays by German born British economist E. F. Schumacher)
My new book called Wise and Shine is an inclusive, wise-thinking manual. It is on sale for 4.99 today if you want the e-book, but most people prefer the paperback.
One of the underlying arguments is that everything we do has a moral element. The book synthesizes various wisdom traditions and examines first principles on how to live more wisely–beginning with our thinking. Someone here might like it.