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In Any Way You Slice It, Stan Cox shows that rationing is not just a quaint practice restricted to World War II memoirs and 1970s gas station lines. Instead, he persuasively argues that rationing is a vital concept for our fragile present, an era of dwindling resources and environmental crises. Any Way You Slice It takes us on a fascinating search for alternative ways of apportioning life’s necessities, from the goal of fair shares for all during wartime in the 1940s to present-day water rationing in a Mumbai slum, from the bread shops of Cairo to the struggle for fairness in American medicine and carbon rationing on Norfolk Island in the Pacific. Cox’s question: Can we limit consumption while assuring everyone a fair share?
The author of Losing Our Cool, the much debated and widely acclaimed examination of air-conditioning’s many impacts, here turns his attention to the politically explosive topic of how we share our planet’s resources.
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By Johann on 08-04-13
Sound in-depth overview spreading what is availabl
Would you listen to Any Way You Slice It again? Why?
A good study with lots of detailed expositions of sound reasoning on a phenomenon that presents itself in human societies in times of scarcity.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
The discourse was informative and substantive on a variety of levels.
What three words best describe L. J. Ganser’s voice?
Good social science modulation.