More From Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources – and What Happens Next

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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, learning to share and reuse, and restraining growth.

In More from Less, by contrast, McAfee argues that 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 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 – and placing less stress on the environment – even as its economy and population continue to grow.

While acknowledging still unsolved problems like global warming, More from Less is a paradigm-shifting account of how we’ve stumbled into a better balance with nature.

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