All We Want

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Product  9780385695206
Our endless consumption is untenable. (And it makes us miserable, too.) Can we reimagine "the good life"?

All We Want reveals the origin of consumer culture--from the early ad men who learned to foment desire, to the politicians that promised endless material growth. Then, award-winning author Michael Harris reveals powerful alternatives to the consumer story: the enduring worlds of Craft, the Sublime, and Care. Called "this generation's McLuhan" (The Province), Harris has written a deeply personal book that's part meditation and part manifesto. Through interviews with philosophers, scientists, artisans, and economists, Harris pulls apart the narrative of consumerism and hands us new ways to measure our lives. All We Want is a blazing takedown of our past mistakes and a roadmap to a healthier future.