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Ecological Intelligence - How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything

Prof. Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.

Ecological Intelligence recasts the uproar over global warming and the assault of man-made toxins into our bodies in terms of the collective self-deception which both created this crisis and holds a key to its solution. Ecological Intelligence argues that "green" labels and recycling programs may do more harm than good by feeding a vital lie, lulling us into the illusion that we are doing enough already while ignoring the adverse impact of the far vaster proportion of what we buy and do. The book brings a psychologist's insights into the world of commerce, arguing for radical transparency -- tracking every substantial impact over the life cycle of an item, from manufacture to daily use, to disposal -- and surfacing those impacts at the point of purchase. The movement toward such transparency augurs a day when the free market will operate in public interest.

Ecological Intelligence recasts the uproar over global warming and the assault of man-made toxins into our bodies in terms of the collective self-deception which both created this crisis and holds a key to its solution. Ecological Intelligence argues that "green" labels and recycling programs may do more harm than good by feeding a vital lie, lulling us into the illusion that we are doing enough already while ignoring the adverse impact of the far vaster proportion of what we buy and do. The book brings a psychologist's insights into the world of commerce, arguing for radical transparency -- tracking every substantial impact over the life cycle of an item, from manufacture to daily use, to disposal -- and surfacing those impacts at the point of purchase. The movement toward such transparency augurs a day when the free market will operate in public interest.
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Ecological Intelligence recasts the uproar over global warming and the assault of man-made toxins into our bodies in terms of the collective self-deception which both created this crisis and holds a key to its solution. Ecological Intelligence argues that "green" labels and recycling programs may do more harm than good by feeding a vital lie, lulling us into the illusion that we are doing enough already while ignoring the adverse impact of the far vaster proportion of what we buy and do. The book brings a psychologist's insights into the world of commerce, arguing for radical transparency -- tracking every substantial impact over the life cycle of an item, from manufacture to daily use, to disposal -- and surfacing those impacts at the point of purchase. The movement toward such transparency augurs a day when the free market will operate in public interest.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:33


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:44


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:26