This is the edited version of David Fleming's much longer dictionary format 'Lean Logic'. Both are a fascinating read, with unexpected asides and insights into a variety of social and economic issues that we will have to face in the near future. How often would a chapter on the significance of 'the erotic' feature in an economics textbook? The author is always thought provoking to say the least. With a mischievous sense of humour that is also deadly serious, he describes the attitudes and resources we will need if we are to sustain community during the period of transition from an industrial to a post-industrial world. I was not expecting to find it so compelling, but for me it is a page turner!