All that said, it is a well written and very worthwhile read.
Their proposal is to adopt 7 dimensions of the `good life', ie health, security, respect, personality, harmony with nature, friendship, and leisure.
It is not clear why they do this as it is not central to their argument and many of the points they make have weak logical bases.
More people in western cultures should read and absorb the reality of what this book is asking. If even 75% of us were to do so, the planet might well be a better place. Read morePublished 2 months ago by joshuanomad
A very challenging book, philosophically. How much do we need? A good deal less than most of us have, probably. And the extra is not buying happiness.Published 3 months ago by Dakota Papa
While I assume this book is often required for philosophy, ethics, and perhaps some economics courses, it should be left at that - an academic text that can be augmented by... Read morePublished 8 months ago by WA User
then it gets goes offtrack
too much material on philisophical and societal perspectives which are remotely relevant to the subject
I received two copies of this book for my last birthday, probably because the two sons who gave them to me, while not aware what each other was doing, were aware that I'm a big fan... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Fabian Melgar
This book is quite extensive in Keynesian economics, but overall a decent read. I had a little difficulty with the language since that I am not a very knowledgeable economist but... Read morePublished 13 months ago by kd
I think my headline says it all.
The two Skidelskys are putting words to many of the thoughts that I have had. It is a devastating criticism of capitalism. Read more
With our present economy, this should be required reading by every citizen. I learned a great deal I never knew before.Published 16 months ago by Tom Bell