Life Money And Illusion

Author: Mike Nickerson
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924411
Size: 11.46 MB
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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.

Homo Prospectus

Author: Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology Martin E P Seligman, Ph.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199374473
Size: 19.40 MB
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Our species is misnamed. Though sapiens defines human beings as "wise" what humans do especially well is to prospect the future. We are homo prospectus. In this book, Martin E. P. Seligman, Peter Railton, Roy F. Baumeister, and Chandra Sripada argue it is anticipating and evaluating future possibilities for the guidance of thought and action that is the cornerstone of human success. Much of the history of psychology has been dominated by a framework in which people's behavior is driven by past history (memory) and present circumstances (perception and motivation). Homo Prospectus reassesses this idea, pushing focus to the future front and center and opening discussion of a new field of Psychology and Neuroscience. The authors delve into four modes in which prospection operates: the implicit mind, deliberate thought, mind-wandering, and collective (social) imagination. They then explore prospection's role in some of life's most enduring questions: Why do people think about the future? Do we have free will? What is the nature of intuition, and how might it function in ethics? How does emotion function in human psychology? Is there a common causal process in different psychopathologies? Does our creativity change with age? In this remarkable convergence of research in philosophy, statistics, decision theory, psychology, and neuroscience, Homo Prospectus shows how human prospection fundamentally reshapes our understanding of key cognitive processes, thereby improving individual and social functioning. It aims to galvanize interest in this new science from scholars in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, as well as an educated public curious about what makes humanity what it is.

The Art Of Being Remarkable

Author: Yann Girard
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514222324
Size: 31.40 MB
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It's about how to go from being stuck to being unstuck. It's about how to unleash your potential. It's about how to find your passion. It's ultimately about how to love your life.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427070318
Size: 13.48 MB
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On Long Island in the early 1920s the mysterious Jay Gatsby tries to rekindle his romance with Daisy, a young woman who has married another man, the wealthy and cruel Tom Buchanan.

Thinking Fast And Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141033576
Size: 43.18 MB
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The New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.

Petrotyranny

Author: John Christopher Bacher
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9780888669568
Size: 52.90 MB
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John Bacher uncovers frightening facts about the world's oil industry and explores the potential for global conflict.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
Size: 45.43 MB
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

The Power Of Now

Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577313119
Size: 32.57 MB
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To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.