Dirk Philipsen, who trained as a historian and is currently a senior fellow at Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, is the author of a previous book about the collapse of Communism in East Germany. He is keyed into how a culture that once burgeoned can implode, and he is anxious about ours. As the quantitative symbol of a growth-based ideology, G.D.P., he argues, poses an existential threat to both the planet and our happiness.
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