This book made me feel more optimistic about our chances for the future. Way back in college I wondered about the underlying assumptions in my economics classes. The concept of continual growth made no sense to me. The supply / demand curve overlooked so many common-sense facts that I couldn’t take it seriously. I got a good grade, but I thought the mathematical emphasis of economics was wrong – far too limited in its capabilities to explain what is really going on. Here I am, 40 years later and now I find I wasn’t the only one!