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But the main problem with this book is one of political agency. They make a series of sensible suggestions for how the good life could be attained...Where they are less convincing is in sketching out how these policies will be effected.Read Full Review of How Much is Enough? | See more reviews from Guardian
The authors propose seven optimistic alternatives for a modern good life, using health, security, respect, personality, harmony with nature, friendship, and leisure as their parameters. There are a few specific suggestions...Read Full Review of How Much is Enough?
In their thoughtful book they extend Keynes's ethical arguments beyond the Bloomsbury milieux of his time.Read Full Review of How Much is Enough?
But I think there is an even more fundamental difficulty at the heart of How Much is Enough? The authors start from the assumption that collectively, we already have enough money and consumer goods: we just need to stop working so hard...Read Full Review of How Much is Enough?
The historical analysis is mostly first-rate, and the jarring disconnect between the Skidelskys’ solutions and the tenor of our national discussions...says a lot more about us than it does about the authors or the quality of many of their ideas.Read Full Review of How Much is Enough?
No, the problem is deeper, and the authors nail it perfectly when they write that the root of the problem is “the moral decay at the core of our system.”Read Full Review of How Much is Enough?
The Skidelskys wring their hands in horror over lavish consumer spending, but they offer little reason to think that such spending impedes living a good life. To say that an abundance of goods is not required for a good life does not suffice.Read Full Review of How Much is Enough?
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