The Rise of Anti-Consumerism
The American culture is very comfortable using the words “consumers” and “consumerism.” If I called my friend a consumer and producer, he would not object. In his company, he is a producer. He would say that by producing, he is able to consume. The more successful he is in producing, the more he would be […]
The Three Economies
[ NOTE: This is a chapter excerpt from David Houle’s latest book, the first of an eBook trilogy entitled “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual”. The subtitle of the first eBook is the name of this chapter, The Three Economies. All three books are to be priced at $2.99. Book 1 is […]
The Transition from an Ownership to a Rental/Access Economy
The developed countries of the world are in transition from economies based upon ownership to ones increasingly based upon rental or access. As much as any other trend, this will transform economics, consumption and how we live. The concept of ownership is deeply embedded in economic thought, policy and practice and has been for centuries. […]
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