The Wisdom of Frugality

Why Less Is More—More or Less
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Product Number: DD25916
Released: Sep 27, 2016
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ISBN: #9781681682747
Narrator/s: Michael Healy
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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In this book, Emrys Westacott examines why, for more than two millennia, so many philosophers and people with a reputation for wisdom have been advocating frugality and simple living as the key to the good life. He also looks at why most people have ignored them, but argues that, in a world facing environmental crisis, it may finally be time to listen to the advocates of a simpler way of life. The Wisdom of Frugality explores what simplicity means, why it's supposed to make us better and happier, and why, despite its benefits, it has always been such a hard sell. The book looks not only at the arguments in favor of living frugally and simply, but also at the case that can be made for luxury and extravagance, including the idea that modern economies require lots of getting and spending. A philosophically informed reflection rather than a polemic, The Wisdom of Frugality ultimately argues that we will be better off-as individuals and as a society-if we move away from the materialistic individualism that currently rules.


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The Wisdom of Frugality
Product Number: BX00104744
Product Number:DD25916
Product Number:Z100104202

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Author(s): Emrys Westacott
Narrator(s): Michael Healy
Product Number Z100104202
Released: Sep 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681682754

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