Books in the news this week
“I tried to draw a picture of humanity thriving in the twenty-first century and — odd though it sounds — it came out looking like a doughnut. The hole in the middle is a place in which people are falling short on life’s essentials, from food and decent housing to healthcare and political voice. We want to get everyone out of that hole.
But we must also make sure we don’t overshoot the doughnut’s outer crust by putting too much pressure on Earth’s critical systems that allow us to flourish — a stable climate, healthy oceans and thriving ecosystems. In essence, the doughnut is the space in which we can meet the needs of all within the means of the planet.
And it prompts a powerful question: If getting into the doughnut is humanity’s twenty-first century goal, what economic mindset will give us even half a chance of getting there?”
Read the rest of the Q&A with Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics, on Inverse.
Lakoff gave a talk recently at the Center for Right-Wing Studies and pointed out that students who become Democratic operatives tend to study political studies and statistics and demographics in college. “Students who lean Republican study marketing. “And that’s his point,” Rosenthal said. “It’s a very different way of thinking.”
George Lakoff, author of The All New Don’t Think of an Elephant, warns not to underestimate Trump.
“Lean Logic is neither a policy manifesto nor a dry technical guide. It’s an incredibly nourishing cultural and scientific treasure trove.”
The Foundation for P2P Alternative’s Book of the Day on May 8th was David Fleming’s Lean Logic.
Also of note
George Lakoff (The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant) explains the new vocabulary creeping into U.S. politics on BBC Radio 4.
Dr. Nasha Winters stopped by KBOO to talk about The Metabolic Approach to Cancer with Ellen Goldsmith.
Rules for Revolutionaries is on Bill McKibben’s read and resist list.