Read the full-text online edition of How Much Is Enough? The Consumer Society and the Future of Future of the Earth. By Alan Thein Durning. No cover image. Alan Durning (Author). Sign up for the monthly New Releases email. Please enter a valid email address. By signing up you agree to W. W. Norton’s privacy. Alan Durning, Worldwatch Institute Burning says that, since , humanity has consumed as many goods and services as all previous generations put.

Author: Murn Mijind
Country: United Arab Emirates
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Marketing
Published (Last): 14 June 2009
Pages: 238
PDF File Size: 1.81 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.72 Mb
ISBN: 334-9-52458-430-7
Downloads: 40984
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tem

How Much Is Enough?

Nov 19, Kathryn added it Shelves: The thing that I found most surprising was that it was written inand yet the exact issues are still being talked about 18 years later. Beyond Malthus Lester R. Burning is hopeful that, because of its shallow historical roots, consumerism will be a passing fad.

Sailors For The Sea: The arguments enougj environmentalists are like ddurning cow pasture laden with dozens of meandering dirt cow trails. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

About Alan Thein Durning.

Apr 30, Zlan rated it liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. When do more things cease to add appreciably to human life? We must also reject television and advertising as our dominant cultural force. I’m so sick of hearing about environmentalist claims that I no longer care about their validity.


How much is enough?

Feb 09, Sarah rated it liked it. Why do you see this as such a big problem? Fighting for Survival Michael Renner. The lack of change to the discussion is enlightening, if disappointing.

How much is enough? : the consumer society and the future of the earth in SearchWorks catalog

Peace Magazine Jun-Julpage Oct 25, Willa Grant rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Refresh and try again. David Southerland rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Breaking the silence requires us to question the prevailing definition of progress: Psychologists, religious thinkers and indeed the doctrines of the world religions themselves teach that materialism, made the central facet of one’s life, has always been mucy bankrupt value system; that it can provide quick thrills, but it cannot provide lasting satisfaction and fulfillment in life.

He says while studying the world’s biggest environmental problems, he found the culprit in the mirror. The author examines the premises that form the psychological foundations of the consumer society and suggests that we would be much better off by rebuilding our lives on a more solid set of values and ideals.


What level of consumption can the planet support? We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

It discusses the use of resources, pollution, and the distortions created in the economies of both wealthy industrialized nations and Third World countries. There won’t be much in this book that’s a surprise to anyone who is a little knowledgeable about environmental issues related to consumption.

Living on Earth: How Much is Enough

The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment: Be the change you want to sea. This was good but it didn’t scratch where it itched for me. Jan 01, Jeff Youngstrom added it. Why is the consumption of this one-in-5 of our consumer class so destructive of the environment? View cart 0 Checkout Log In.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Alan Durning, how do you recommend that we get started with making these changes? May 16, Forest rated it liked it.

How Much Is Enough? Jan 02, Jake Belknap rated it it was amazing.