‘The world population is projected to rise from 6.7 billion to 9 billion between now and 2050, and more and more of those people will want to live like Americans.’
Thomas L. Friedman
‘Over time, I became increasingly preoccupied by what would happen if Asia were to adopt consumption-driven capitalism as both its goal and its means of reaching that goal.’
I have been humbled by the fact that my new book Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet has attracted some international attention since its release in January 2011. I wanted to share a couple of those media highlights with you because your support means a great deal to not only me but to all who work at the Global Institute For Tomorrow.
The Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune recently invited me to contribute opinion pieces which were released in May and June 2011, respectively. Both these pieces signify a growing willingness in the public space for a different and more honest narrative on the challenges of our time. In an effort to widen the dialogue on this narrative Consumptionomics will soon be available in Arabic, Chinese and German.
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