Deep Economy

In the book Deep Economy the author Bill McKibben tries to get us, the reader, to think about happiness and how we as americans go about achieving that. I found the book to very factual, at times a little too much so. The author used facts and statistics and side stories to make his point which were sometimes lost in all the different subject changes. With the one negative side of this book already noted it was a very informational and an easy read. This book relates to our studies by the way it talks about happiness and how people as a whole are becoming less happy but getting richer. The average income per person and household has risen since the fifties but people have not gotten happier since then we’ve begun to get less happy. This book talks about eating only from where you live and naturally grown products. And while doing so the author enlightens us about the evils of corporate agriculture. Did you know there is diameter restriction on your average tomato? It must be between 53 and 63 millimeters. And there are five companies that control 75% of the global seed market.

1 thought on “Deep Economy

  1. Katherine Gebhardt

    I like how you were able to fit the main points of the book into a simple summary. I feel like I understood exactly what the book was about through your report.

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