The Day the World Stops Shopping by J.B. MacKinnon

We can’t stop shopping. And yet we must. This is the consumer dilemma. The Day the World Stopped Shopping is a "thought experiment" taken on by the author. MacKinnon was curious to know what would happen if the world just stopped shopping one day. Would chaos ensue? Would the economy collapse, and along with it, … Continue reading The Day the World Stops Shopping by J.B. MacKinnon

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

The title of this book is a mouthful for such a slim volume. But the message is huge. Anyone concerned about the state of our world, or, especially anyone who isn't, should read this book. It won't take long. This novella can most effectively be summed up using passages plucked from its pages: The set-up … Continue reading The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway