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The Resource This could be our future : a manifesto for a more generous world, Yancey Strickler

This could be our future : a manifesto for a more generous world, Yancey Strickler

Label
This could be our future : a manifesto for a more generous world
Title
This could be our future
Title remainder
a manifesto for a more generous world
Statement of responsibility
Yancey Strickler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Western society is trapped by three assumptions: 1) That the point of life is to maximize your self-interest and wealth, 2) That we're individuals trapped in an adversarial world, and 3) That this is natural and inevitable. These ideas separate us, keep us powerless, and limit our imagination for the future. We see them as truth. They're not. They're a point of view that previous generations accepted. It's time we replace them with something new. This Could Be Our Future is about how we got here, and how we change course. While the pursuit of wealth has produced innovation and prosperity, it also established an implicit belief that the right choice in every decision is whichever option makes the most money. This belief in financial maximization has produced dire consequences: environmental collapse, corruption, inequality, and a growing dissatisfaction around the world. The answer isn't to get rid of money; it's to expand our concept of value. By assigning rational value to other values besides money--things like community, purpose, and sustainability--we can refocus our energies to build a society that's generous, fair, and ready for the future. By recalibrating our definition of value, a world of scarcity can become a world of abundance. Hopeful but firmly grounded, full of concrete solutions and bursting with creativity, This Could Be Our Future brilliantly dissects the world we live in and shows us a road map to the world we are capable of making"--
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Strickler, Yancey
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN18.3
LC item number
.S77 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Values
  • Generosity
  • Social history
  • Western countries
Label
This could be our future : a manifesto for a more generous world, Yancey Strickler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 285 pages
Isbn
9780525560821
Lccn
2019022870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089283301
Label
This could be our future : a manifesto for a more generous world, Yancey Strickler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 285 pages
Isbn
9780525560821
Lccn
2019022870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089283301

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