Barry Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action in the Department of Psychology at Swarthmore College where he has taught for over 30 years. He is the author or coauthor of seven books including, most recently, Practical Wisdom.

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In The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters (Princeton University Press, 2011), economist Diane Coyle gives us a thoughtful, thorough, and somber account of the West’s, and the world’s, ecological and economic problems. Coyle correctly observes that these cannot be divorced from political and social problems; it …

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