Unfuck Our Future: The Sunset of the First Great American Experiment [NOOK Book]

Overview

What we need now is a fundamental rethinking of economics in general, and capitalism in particular, with its desire to become a value-neutral “science” that controls everything. Despite the economic crisis of 2008, and the specter of an even-greater collapse impending, we hold many assumptions that ensure dysfunction and that we have yet to challenge. Deep questions that bear scrutiny include, “What role should markets play in family life, in social programs, in how we provide health care and education? What are ...
See more details below
Unfuck Our Future: The Sunset of the First Great American Experiment

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$3.99
BN.com price

Overview

What we need now is a fundamental rethinking of economics in general, and capitalism in particular, with its desire to become a value-neutral “science” that controls everything. Despite the economic crisis of 2008, and the specter of an even-greater collapse impending, we hold many assumptions that ensure dysfunction and that we have yet to challenge. Deep questions that bear scrutiny include, “What role should markets play in family life, in social programs, in how we provide health care and education? What are the limits to growth, and can this system function during any prolonged contraction? How do we value (and therefore price under the capitalist model) freedom, democracy, or love?”
It should be no surprise that we have difficulty finding happiness today. Rather than living in the present, we spend our lives either rehashing the past, suffering from the loss of people or things we once cherished, or anticipating future rewards, the value of which depends upon an economy that is detached from reality, yet attempting to place a monetary value upon every aspect of life. As we lose sight of intrinsic value, we struggle to value life itself. If you are like most of us, you find it difficult to embed your core values into this economic system. You want to save the whales, but feel powerless to bring that about. You want to live sustainably, but your choices in transportation are severely limited. In a world comprised mostly of gasoline-powered vehicles and poor or non-existent mass transit, we even find it unimaginable that we might construct a way of living that doesn’t require us to travel further than we can walk. We discuss the impending extinction of Mankind, but cannot even mention the end of capitalism. What would it look like, to change this state of mind? Please join our examination of these issues, and more.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015115574
  • Publisher: Derek Joe Tennant
  • Publication date: 9/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 404
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Derek Joe Tennant has written many books, including "Walking Buddha's Path", "What Color Is Your Sky", and "Breaking Trail: Growing Spirituality for the Evolution of Our Consciousness:. All his works are available on his website: www.derekjoetennant.net
He continues to work as a volunteer, including as a firefighter, teacher, and disaster relief worker following hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. he is deeply concerned with getting humanity through this nexus of crises; and sees community and relationship as the only way out.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)