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E-M:/ Tom Princen to Discuss New Book Nov. 7th




EVENT: Thomas Princen discusses his new book The Logic of Sufficiency

DATE: Monday, November 7

TIME: 4 p.m.

PLACE: Room 1040 DanaBuilding

RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m., Shaman Drum book store on State Street

Thomas Princen?s new book, published this month by MIT Press asks: What if modern society put a priority on the material security of its citizens and the ecological integrity of its resource base?  What if citizens considered ecological constraint a source of economic security? What would modern society look like? How would it function?

A natural resource and environmental policy scholar, Princen proposes a fundamental reorganization of society around the principle of sufficiency. Sufficiency, he says, is not about denial ? not about sacrifice or doing without. Rather, sufficiency in modern society is about good work and good government; it is about goods that are good only to a point.

Learn why former U.S. Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck says The Logic of Sufficiency ?is the most thought-provoking book I have read on the interaction of the individual, society, economics, and the environment.?

* FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *

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Rosina M. Bierbaum, Professor and Dean

School of Natural Resources and Environment

2046 DanaBuilding

University of Michigan

Ann ArborMichigan48109-1115

Phone: (734)764-2550

Fax: (734)763-8965

 
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