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Andrew McAfee’s Book Launched at MIT

September 18, 2019

 

You’re Invited to Andrew McAfee’s Book Launch

Hosted by the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Join us October 2, at 5 p.m., at the Samberg Conference Center at MIT, to celebrate the launch of a new book by best-selling author and co-director of the MIT IDE, Andrew McAfee.

"More from Less: How We Learned to Create More Without Using More"  is a paradigm-shifting account of how we've stumbled into an unexpected balance with nature and the possibility that our most abundant centuries are ahead of us. McAfee argues that to solve our ecological problems we don’t need to make radical changes. Instead, we need to do more of what we’re already doing: growing technologically sophisticated market-based economies around the world.

McAfee will read and share key insights from his new book and sign complimentary copies.

Reserve your spot for this can’t miss event!

The book delivers a compelling, thoroughly researched argument that despite increasing prosperity for most of Earth's inhabitants and an explosion of goods, overall, consumption of natural resources such as metals, water, and timber, is on the decline. McAfee says there's a new reason for optimism: We're past the point of "peak stuff" going forward, it will take fewer resources to make things and fewer dollars to lead a comfortable life. What has made this turnabout possible? Come find out!

ALSO, listen to this podcast interview with McAfee by HBR's Curt Nickisch; Dematerialization and What It Means for the Economy — and Climate Change.

And read Irving Wladawsky-Berger's blog here.