Any Way You Slice It
The Past, Present, and Future of RationingeBook - 2013
"In Any Way You Slice It, Stan Cox shows that rationing is not just a quaint practice restricted to World War II memoirs and 1970s gas station lines. Instead, he persuasively argues that rationing is a vital concept for our fragile present, an era of dwindling resources and environmental crises. Any Way You Slice It takes us on a fascinating search for alternative ways of apportioning life's necessities, from the goal of "fair shares for all" during wartime in the 1940s to present-day water rationing in a Mumbai slum, from the bread shops of Cairo to the struggle for fairness in American medicine and carbon rationing on Norfolk Island in the Pacific. Cox's question: "Can we limit consumption while assuring everyone a fair share?"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (323 pages) : illustrations