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Affluence Without Abundance: The Disappearing World of the Bushmen

ISBN: 1632865726
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Just finished reading Affluence Without Abundance about bushmen who live in southern Africa.

It turns out people have lived in southern Africa for 200,000 years, hunting and gathering.

Westerners show up, run out of water in a couple hundred years, and call them "developing."

The book is an eye-opener.

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> The issue of poor time-keeping is not just a Kenyan problem. It is a problem in Ghana and throughout Africa (and of course in many other cultures as well).

Reading Affluence Without Abundance -- -- about hunting and gathering cultures in southern Africa, whose cultures endured 200,000 years, changed my views on our views on time, law, agriculture, growth, eating meat, and other things.

From a western perspective, loose time-keeping seems a problem.

A thought-provoking question: can you imagine a culture where such a perspective on time worked? And worked for orders of magnitude longer than your culture has existed?

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