Author: Ellen Ruppel Shell
HF5429.215.U6 S54 2009 (Popular Reading Collection, 4th floor)
Reviewed by: Hadas Livnat
Review: Ellen Ruppel Shell exposes how being able to obtain a lot of low-price stuff, whether it’s clothes, food, furnishing or any other items, comes at a heavy environmental and human costs. The pervasive notion that “more is better” and “cheaper is better” lowers the standard of living in the form of the excess of easily discarded (because cheaply made and easily broken) items. Food for thought.