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Posted July 10, 2012
Thematically its a very interesting, and perhaps was a groundbra
Thematically its a very interesting, and perhaps was a groundbraking, book. It tells you a lot about life in the early 70's more than anything. The writing is not great, and the structure is a litany of what the author sees as the ills of 70's US society. He tickes them off in every chapter. But overall it does make you think about what it would take to make the changeover from the current society based on expansion of markets to one of sustaiability.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
My major criticism is that he sort of takes for granted that everyone is middle-class, well educated and open to decreasing their standard of living, as they realize the old standard was higher than necessary. But while he mentions Blacks and Latinos, does not really address how working class people would react to this. He does not mention how some of the less "glamourous" jobs, that every society needs to get done, will be taken care of.
Its only 180 pages, so I would recommend it for its novel theme.
Posted September 23, 2010
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