Each of us has definitely seen the scene in the grocery: the small kid is nagging, crying, and whining to get his mom to buy him some special sort of sweet products or fast food. At this moment we understand that advertising to children is big business.
But Elizabeth Telfer quickly hints to the fact that we also often eat only for the purpose of pleasure or as more or less a freetime activity. This is strange because we normally spend our expense time with something we do not have to do.
She simply defines those activities as feeding and watering and by that introduces the topic of the first chapter:
"Feeding the Hungry"
Telfer says that those nations that die from hunger would never ask philosophical questions about food.
"The Economy of Abundance" ist ein derzeit viel besprochenes Buch zur Postwachstumsökonomie. Der Autor Wolfgang Höschele räumt erstmals mit einer Grundannahme der Wirtschaftswissenschaften auf, die bislang davon ausgeht, dass die menschlichen Bedürfnisse unendlich seien.