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The giving society never really left the villages...
on 1 February 2017
I really want to like this book but there were many problems withit.Firstly the early chapters deal with the current crisis but it was very verbose, many economists have written better books e.g Michael Hudson which are easier to read.The style is ambling, he cites a few other peoples anectdotal- like views but without real substance.It is clear that we are in a terminal decline as QE has not worked and few disagree.
In the chapter the turning of the age he states- the first mass awakening of the new love conscoisness happened in the 1960's with the birth of the enviromental movement...We were falling in love with th earth.Where did this idea come from, there have been many movements throughout history.The 1960's was just another.Also the village culture is alive and well in Europe where exchange of favours is routine.I know various places where this happens in Italy, freind without a car cooks a meal and gets a lift, a box of peaches is going off so is given to someone who makes jam and gives some to the donor of the peaches.Our village parish council gives time freely to consideration of village problems..