Life Money and Illusion

Author: Mike Nickerson
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924419
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

In recent years, unchecked growth has brought us to the brink of economic and environmental collapse. Life, Money & Illusion was inspired by the dilemma of having an economic structure that has to grow to remain healthy, while facing the finite limits of our planet. This revised and updated edition launches a review of economic expansion. It examines how growth came to be a goal and how that goal, though once beneficial, is now the propellant for catastrophe. Then, by showing how the economy can be restructured to remain within planetary limits, it points the way to a sustainable future. Life, Money & Illusion advocates change by shifting the dominant economic paradigm from growth to sustainability. Techniques include: Measuring progress with social and environmental indicators, along with economic ones Encouraging investment in community Practical changes, such as full cost accounting, tax shifting, and monetary reform Honoring the Golden Rule instead of the Rule of Gold Focusing more on living than on stuff An engaging and empowering vision of a future that celebrates humanity's extraordinary ability to adapt and evolve, Life, Money & Illusion will appeal to social activists, business people, students, environmentalists, financial planners, economists, parents, grandparents, and anyone else with a stake in the future. Mike Nickerson is an educator and the author of three books on sustainability. He helped draft the Canada Well-Being Measurement Act and lives in Ontario, Canada.

Life Money Illusion

Author: Mike Nickerson
Publisher: HOEPLI EDITORE
ISBN: 0978097300
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

In recent years, unchecked economic growth in the Western world has led to resource depletion and widespread environmental degradation. "Life, Money & Illusion" was inspired by the dilemma of having an economic structure that has to grow to remain healthy, while facing the necessity of reducing our footprint and establishing a stable state economy to secure ecological viability on a finite planet. The book launches a review of economic expansion. It examines how growth came to be a goal and how that goal, though once hugely beneficial, is now the propellant for catastrophe. Then, by showing how the economy can be restructured to remain within planetary limits, it points the way to a sustainable future. The book advocates change by shifting the dominant economic paradigm from growth to sustainability. Techniques include: Measuring well-being through genuine progress; Encouraging sustainable investment; Practical changes such as tax shifting, carbon taxes and monetary reform; Honouring the Golden Rule instead of the Rule of Gold. An engaging and empowering vision of the future that celebrates humanity's extraordinary ability to adapt and evolve, this book will appeal to social activists, environmentalists and all those who are committed to a sustainable future.

Life Rules

Author: Ellen LaConte
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717268
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Nature

Analyzes the effects of corporate capitalism on the environment, and suggests making changes in the way of local self-reliance, resource conservation, and mutual interdependence as solutions to the problem.

Sustainability

Author: Leslie Paul Thiele
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745665184
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Genre: Political Science

The pursuit of sustainability has generated lifestyle changes for individuals across the globe, widespread initiatives within civil society and business, historic policies for municipal, regional, and national governments, and crucial protocols and agreements by international organizations. Increasingly, sustainability provides a common language and goal for diverse peoples and nations. Yet the meaning of sustainability remains unsettled, and the term frequently serves as a PR strategy--a green veneer for business as usual--rather than a driver of fundamental change. Leslie Paul Thiele's accessible yet thorough book provides a broad-ranging introduction to the concept and practice of sustainability today. It addresses the history, scope, and contested meanings of sustainability as an ethical ideal, an ascendant ideology, and a common sense approach to living in an ever more crowded world of increasingly scarce resources. Key topics covered include environmental health and ecological resilience, the promise and unintended consequences of technology, political and legal challenges, economic limits and opportunities, and cultural change. Unlike most other approaches to this crucial topic, Thiele argues that sustainability requires innovation and adaptation as much as the conservation of resources. His book will be a valuable resource for students in a broad range of courses, including environmental studies and related areas, as well as general readers keen to grapple with one of the most pressing issues of our times.

The Origin of God

Author: Sorin Cerin
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
ISBN: 9781589398924
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: Fiction

The author is the main character of this work in which he travels through other dimensions and the origin of the universe is revealed to him.

Denken hilft zwar n tzt aber nichts

Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426402092
Release Date: 2010-06-16
Genre: Psychology

Die Logik der Unvernunft Wie gehen wir mit Geld um? Was bedeutet es uns? Warum sind so viele Menschen bereit, sich hoffnungslos zu verschulden? Und was treibt Banker, den Kollaps unseres Finanzsystems zu riskieren? In der erweiterten Neuausgabe seines internationalen Bestsellers zeigt Dan Ariely, wie unsere Entscheidungen gelenkt werden und weshalb wir in vielen Lebenssituationen zu unserem eigenen Nachteil handeln. »Ein ebenso amüsantes wie lehrreiches Buch.« Der Spiegel Denken hilft zwar, nützt aber nichts von Dan Ariely: im eBook erhältlich!

Emotional Fitness

Author: Janice Berger
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143017748
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Emotional maturity

In this groundbreaking book, Janice Berger takes us on a fascinating voyage into the very centre of our emotional selves. She reveals how we can engage and cooperate with the natural emotional healing power we all possess in order to lead more fulfilling lives and enjoy more satisfying, vibrant relationships. Honest, illuminating and free from jargon, "Emotional Fitness" demystifies emotional health and demonstrates clearly how we can live our lives with personal clarity and inner freedom.

Petrotyranny

Author: John Christopher Bacher
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 0888669569
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Technology & Engineering

John Bacher uncovers frightening facts about the world's oil industry and explores the potential for global conflict.

12 Rules For Life

Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641239848
Release Date: 2018-10-29
Genre: Social Science

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Live Your Best Life

Author: Editors of O, The Oprah Magazine
Publisher: Oxmoor House
ISBN: 0848731050
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

For anyone eager to answer Oprahs call to live your best life, here is the ultimate, all-around self-discovery book. This first annual edition of Live Your Best Life: A Treasury of Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews, and Inspiration from O, The Oprah Magazine pulls together over 100 of the most empowering, energizing, and entertaining articles from the magazines last two years. Filled with brilliant advice from experts like Dr. Phil, Suze Orman, Martha Beck, and Oprah herself, the book is divided into three sections. Your Personal Best focuses on emotional and physical well-beingfrom Oprahs own weight-loss secrets to ways to gain confidence, serenity, and balance. Relationships has the tools and insights everyone needs to form warmer, more satisfying connections with those near, dear, and even not-so-dear to us. And, in true Oprah style, Living in the World helps the reader think about how to make her life more meaningful and useful. This rich, collectible volume is a resource that readers will keep returning to for answers and inspiration.