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Life altering if not changing,
This review is from: Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (Hardcover)
Plenitude gives a diagnosis of our current financial and environmental crisis and then outlines a way that we as individuals can come to terms with it and perhaps even flourish. For me, it was a mid-way point between Matthew Crawford's Shop Class as Soulcraft and Matt Ridley's controversial Rational Optimist. The former encourages a kind of skill led self-sufficiency, the latter an encouragement to specialization (along with some other weirdness). Plenitude seemed like a fitting end to this little trilogy, as it advances a way of living that is skill based, local yet globally aware and relatively pro technology. If like me you're skeptical of both hyper capitalism and Hobbit-like sustainability, you'll probably be interested in the thesis that Schor sketches out in Plenitude.