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Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

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2018.07.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger, Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters, MIT Press, 2017, 312pp., $34.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262036009. Reviewed by Mylan Engel Jr., Northern Illinois University The overarching theme of Curren's and Metzger's book is that sustainability -- the art of living well while preserving the opportunity to live well in the future -- is ultimately a problem of social coordination that can only be achieved through terms of cooperation that are fair, just, and mutually agreed upon and through the creation of institutions that are conducive to people living well both now and in the future. (p. xv) The book's central argument can be reconstructed as follows: Sustainability is ultimately a matter of diachronic justice whose normative core is preserving opportunities to live well well into the future. Humans collective demands—currently at 150% of the Earth’s... . . .

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