More From Less: How We Learned to Create More Without Using More, Andrew McAfee
  • List: $17.99  |  Sale: $12.59
    Club: $8.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

More From Less: How We Learned to Create More Without Using More

Author: Andrew McAfee

Narrator: Andrew McAfee

Unabridged: 7 hr 57 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 10/08/2019

Genre: Business & Economics - Environmental Economics

Synopsis

From the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, a compelling argument—masterfully researched and brilliantly articulated—that we have at last learned how to increase human prosperity while treading more lightly on our planet. Throughout history, the only way for humanity to grow was by degrading the Earth: chopping down forests, fouling the air and water, and endlessly digging out resources. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the reigning argument has been that taking better care of the planet means radically changing course: reducing our consumption, tightening our belts, learning to share and reuse, restraining growth. Is that argument correct? Absolutely not. In More from Less, McAfee argues that to solve our ecological problems we don’t need to make radical changes. Instead, we need to do more of what we’re already doing: growing technologically sophisticated market-based economies around the world. How can he possibly make this claim? Because of the evidence. America—a large, high-tech country that accounts for about 25% of the global economy—is now generally using less of most resources year after year, even as its economy and population continue to grow. What’s more, the US is polluting the air and water less, emitting fewer greenhouse gases, and replenishing endangered animal populations. And, as McAfee shows, America is not alone. Other countries are also transforming themselves in fundamental ways. What has made this turnabout possible? One thing, primarily: the collaboration between technology and capitalism, although good governance and public awareness have also been critical. McAfee does warn of issues that haven’t been solved, like global warming, overfishing, and communities left behind as capitalism and tech progress race forward. But overall, More from Less is a revelatory, paradigm-shifting account of how we’ve stumbled into an unexpectedly better balance with nature—one that holds out the promise of more abundant and greener centuries ahead.

Recommended

The Big Short Inside the Doomsday Machine, Michael Lewis
The Big Short
by Michael Lewis

List: $23.95

Sale: $16.77

Club: $11.97

Narrator: Jesse Boggs
Published: 03/15/2010

Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk
Crush It!
by Gary Vaynerchuk

List: $15.99

Sale: $11.20

Club: $7.99

Narrator: Gary Vaynerchuk
Published: 01/05/2010

The TenX Rule The Only Difference Between Success and Failure, Grant Cardone
The TenX Rule
by Grant Cardone

List: $27.98

Sale: $19.59

Club: $13.99

Narrator: Gildan Assorted Authors
Published: 07/11/2011

Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love, Adam Brownlee
Building a Small Business that Warren...
by Adam Brownlee

List: $27.98

Sale: $19.59

Club: $13.99

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Published: 03/05/2012

The Undoing Project A Friendship that Changed Our Minds, Michael Lewis
The Undoing Project
by Michael Lewis

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris
Published: 12/06/2016

Flash Boys, Michael Lewis
Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Dylan Baker
Published: 03/31/2014

Freakonomics Rev Ed, Steven D. Levitt
Freakonomics Rev Ed
by Steven D. Levitt

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Stephen J. Dubner
Published: 07/10/2007

Green Giants How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability into Billion-Dollar Businesses, E. Freya Williams
Green Giants
by E. Freya Williams

List: $27.98

Sale: $19.59

Club: $13.99

Narrator: Kelly Bourquin
Published: 08/01/2015

Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production, Nicolette Hahn Niman
Defending Beef: The Case for Sustaina...
by Nicolette Hahn Niman

List: $16.99

Sale: $11.89

Club: $8.49

Narrator: Nicolette Hahn Niman
Published: 04/18/2017
{"id":"3396081","ean":"9781508294962","abr":"Unabridged","title":"More From Less: How We Learned to Create More Without Using More","subtitle":"How We Learned to Create More Without Using More","author":"Andrew McAfee","rating_average":"5","narrator":"Andrew McAfee","ubr_id":"3396081","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"10.79","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Andrew McAfee","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 7 hr 57 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}