Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Can See The Future and it is a DEEP Economy

Every member of congress should read Deep Economy right NOW before voting on this bailout.

As I sit here and watch Bernake grovel before Congress, and the President speak about the banking crisis I'm really not that worried... I just finished the book Deep Economy The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben. Deep Economy is a fantastic and crazy-relavent book for our current ecconomical events.

McKibben's book is informative and just really helpful. He gives examples citing small ideal communities and illustrates how people in them are happy, and prosperous, and acting like a community should act. Why isn't "happiness" measured by the federal government? Why are tomatoes from Chile? We must be buying our food with jobs because why else would our food come from overseas. Deep Economy is mainly about sustainability. How less is more. McKibben offers real solutions to real social happiness. If you wanted to start a green project, or if you wanted to just learn about sustainability and permaculture this is a great book. If you're worried about the future health of the economy, in the long term, you should read this book.

I'm not worried for another reason, things are great in beuatiful Baltimore. I'm picking free food out of the garden, blogging, getting lots of sleep. I hope the fed sees some of this nice weather here in the area and realizes. Life is good, life is free! It's supposed to be free. For EVERYONE.

1 comment:

  1. I came across your story where you refer to Bill McKibben's work and I thought you might be interested to learn about his new book and share it with your readers.

    The book that was released on Earth Day 2008, “American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau,” was edited by renowned author and movement organizer Bill McKibben and with a forward by Al Gore.

    The first attempt to bring together in one place all the essential writings for the American environmental movement, American Earth is being called the “environmentalist’s bible.” It has started to gain mainstream accolades from the likes of U.S. News & World Report and The Boston Globe, which called it “the best resource between two covers” for anyone seeking to understand the “historical and intellectual roots of today's environmental movement.”

    The book has already been adopted into university curricula around the country, and environmental action groups like Earthjustice and the National Resources Defense Council have pegged this anthology of environmental literature a must-read.

    At a time when being “green” is all the rage, this book is a great resource for anyone wanting a better foundation upon which to understand global climate change and other important environmental issues that have finally caught the attention of policymakers and leaders worldwide.

    Check out the book’s website at for more information. It’s worth a look!