The Story of Stuff - How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change-logo

The Story of Stuff - How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change

Annie Leonard

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Description:

For the first time, Leonard brings our many environmental and social issues under one umbrella-our problem with consumption. Brilliantly combining information about the economy, cultures, and the environment, Leonard describes the five stages of the materials economy-extraction, production, distribution, consumption, and disposal. She illuminates how our "growth at all costs" economy operates, visiting dumps and factories around the world, she reveals the real story behind our possessions-why it's cheaper to replace than to fix a broken flat screen TV, how the economic theory of "perceived obsolescence" encourages companies to bring out new versions of computers and cell phones ever more rapidly, to making us feel that we need the updated version. Leonard uncovers and communicates a new idea-that there is a deliberate system based on specific economic theories behind our patterns of consumption and disposal. The Story of Stuff transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet, and offers hope that change is within reach.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:40

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

25:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

16:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:22


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

16:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

12:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

16:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

14:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

13:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

13:27


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

22:15


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:09