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More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources—and What Happens Next (English Edition) Everyone knows were doomed by runaway overpopulation, pollution, or resource depletion, whichever comes first Not only is this view paralyzing and fatalistic, but, as Andrew McAfee shows in this exhilarating book, its wrong More from Less is fascinating, enjoyable to read, and tremendously empowering Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and ProgressFor many years now, Andrew McAfee has been arguing that the fourth industrial revolution would transform our economies and the quality of our lives In his new book More from Less he applies his positive approach to the case of our planet, arguing that we have reached a critical tipping point where technology is allowing us to actually reduce our ecological footprinta truly counterintuitive findingThis book is well worth reading even if your first impression, like mine, is it cant be true Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary FundThe shortest path to improving the world is to notice objectively what is already working, and doof it As for the things that are still going wrong, figure out the minimalist way to turn them around, and do that McAfees More from Less is packed with practical news and advice that will disconcert ideologues of every stripe Stewart Brand, editor of The Whole Earth CatalogBy subverting our common perceptions of capitalism and technology as enemies of progress and environmental preservation, McAfee offers all of us a clear eyed source of optimism and hope Critically, he also makes the case for what comes nextoffering up vital lessons that have the potential to make the world bothprosperous andjust Darren Walker, President of the Ford FoundationAndrew McAfees optimistic and humane book documents a profoundly important and under appreciated megatrendthe dematerialization of our economyIn a world where there is much to worry about his analytical optimism is very welcome Anyone who worries about the future will have their fears allayed and hopes raised by reading this important book Lawrence H Summers, former Secretary of the United States Treasury and Director of the National Economic CouncilIn More from LessAndrew McAfee conclusively demonstrates how environmentalism requires technology and capitalism, not less Our modern technologies actually dematerialize our consumption, giving us higher human welfare with lower material inputs This is an urgently needed and clear eyed view of how to have our technological cake and eat it too Marc Andreessen, cofounder and general partner of Andreessen HorowitzA must readtimely and refreshing Amid the din of voices insisting that the ravages of climate change are unstoppable, McAffee offers a desperately needed nuanced perspective on what governments and society have got right, and he compellingly argues that commendable progress has already been made His book is not a call for complacency rather, its a welcome and thoughtful recognition of where weve succeeded and a practical path for whatcan be achieved in the efficient use of natural resources A gem of a book Dambisa Moyo, author of Dead Aid, How the West Was Lost, Winner Take All, and Edge of ChaosThis book is the best kind of surprise It tells us something about our relationship with our planet that is both unexpected and hopeful The evidence McAfee presents is convincing we have at last learned how to treadlightly on the Earth Eric Schmidt, former CEO of GoogleAndrew McAfees new book addresses an urgent need in our world today defining a framework for addressing big global challenges His proposals are based on a thorough analysis of the state of the world, combined with a refreshing can do attitude Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic ForumIve always believed that technological progress and entrepreneurship make our lives better Here, Andrew McAfee shows how these powerful forces are helping us make our planet better too, instead of degrading it For anyone who wants to help create a future that is both sustainable and abundant, this book is essential reading Reid Hoffman, cofounder of Linkedin and coauthor of BlitzscalingFrom the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, a compelling argumentmasterfully researched and brilliantly articulatedthat we have at last learned how to increase human prosperity while treadinglightly 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 , 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 dont need to make radical changes Instead, we need to doof what were already doing growing technologically sophisticated market based economies around the world How can he possibly make this claim Because of the evidence Americaa large, high tech country that accounts for about % of the global economyis now generally usingless of most resources year after year, even as its economy and population continue to grow Whats , 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 havent 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 weve stumbled into an unexpectedly better balance with natureone that holds out the promise ofabundant and greener centuries ahead



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