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The Ecology of Commerce Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8, The Jesse Helms Citizenship Center Summary

Paul Hawken
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Chapter 8, The Jesse Helms Citizenship Center Summary and Analysis

This chapter begins with the premise that individuals in a corporation behave as addicts do. They are addicted to their corporation. Corporations have been cutting back on staff and employees become victims whether they keep their jobs or not. Many are approaching the burn-out stage. In the future people will have to work hard to have less leisure time. "In fact, the 1980s could be seen as a financial end run around the simple economic truth that prosperity can only come from adding value," writes Hawken. "We have reached a point where the value we do add to our economy is now being outweighed by the value we are removing, not only from future generations in terms of diminished resources, but from ourselves in terms of unlivable cities, deadening jobs, deteriorating health...

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