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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:

5h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:32