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Work, Leisure and the Environment: The Vicious Circle of Overwork and Over Consumption

By: Tim Robinson

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Nov 2006 | #162490 | ISBN: 1847201032
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This significant new book explains how work-life balance is being destroyed because individuals fail to link their work effort with its adverse environmental effects and the personal costs they impose.


Contents

Preface; 1. Economic Approaches to the Environment; 2. The Fundamental Flaw; 3. How Workers are Short Changed by Externalities; 4. Critiques of Consumerism and the Consumption Treadmill; 5. Measuring the Cost of the Fundamental Flaw; 6. The Cumulative Effect and International Differences; 7. Policies to Tackle the Fundamental Flaw; 8. Intuitive Reasoning versus Deliberative Thought References Index.

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