Book Review: Natural Capitalism

natural_capitalism.jpgNatural Capitalism is a book which dicusses similar ideas to those we present here at MetaEfficient.

Written by Paul Hawken and Amory and Hunter Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, the book starts off by explaining the authors’ theory of “natural capitalism”, but then it really picks up and provides a fascinating and well-referenced examination of the vast inefficiences of our current modes of manufacturing and farming.

The authors explain that the reason why more efficient techniques have not been adopted is because of high initial costs, lack of knowledge of alternatives and entrenched ways of thinking. However, they point out that even small improvements in efficiency creates a compounding beneficial effect and improves the way a society functions overall.

Available from: Amazon

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