Life, Money and Illusion;
Living on Earth as if we want to stay
(More reviews are linked below)
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.
Life, Money & Illusion 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
- Honoring the Golden Rule instead of the Rule of Gold.
An engaging and empowering vision of the future that celebrates humanitys extraordinary ability to adapt and evolve, Life, Money & Illusion will appeal to social activists, environmentalists and all those who are committed to a sustainable future.
Review The Canadian Friend, March 2012
Interview with The Humm, March 2009
Review in the Halifax Chronicle Herald, February, 2009
Review in Permaculture Activist, Winter Spring, 2008/2009
Review in Highlands Courier, Haliburton-Bancroft-Killaloe, December 2007
Review in Reference & Research Book News, August 2007
Review in Peace Magazine, July-September, 2007
Review in What's New in Dowsing, Summer Solstice 2007
Review June 1, 2007
Review in The Ecologist Magazine, March 2007
Review from the CCPA Monitor, October 2006
Review in the COMER Journal, September, 2006