Titolo: The Politics Of Simple Living
Casa editrice: Preservation Institute
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780978872823-3
Riassunto: This book calls for a new politics of simple living, and it describes specific policies, such as: Work-Time Choice: Today, most people have no choice but to take full-time jobs, because most part-time jobs have lower hourly pay and no benefits. We need policies that let us choose part-time work, so people have the option of consuming less and having more free time. Neighborhood Choice: Since World War II, federal freeway policies and local zoning laws forced most American cities to be rebuilt as low-density sprawl where people cannot leave their houses without driving. We need to build walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods, so people have the option of reducing the huge economic burden of automobile dependency. Child-Care Choice: Today, we subsidize families who use day care, but we do nothing to help families who work shorter hours to care for their own children. We should give families with preschool children a tax credit that they could use to pay for day care or could use to work shorter hours and have more time to care for their own children. This politics of simple living would help solve environmental problems such as global warming, and would offer a vision of a better future. These policies could give us a green majority.
L'autore: Charles Siegel is the author of The End of Economic Growth and of many other books, articles, and policy studies. His writing has been featured on the cover of Utne Reader and of New Perspectives Quarterly and has appeared in many other magazines.
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