Efficient Society: Why Canada is as Close to Utopia as It Gets
Last updated: 06.08.17
Paperback: 339 pages
In this fascinating account of what makes Canada such a successful society, Joseph Heath
celebrates the much-maligned value of efficiency and asks some searching questions
about the forces that threaten to undermine our quality of life. In Canada, personal liberty takes
precedence over collective well-being, which makes it an efficient society, but this
efficiency is under siege. Can we resist the allure of shortsighted tax cuts? Can we maintain our quality
of life in the face of relentless pressure to increase our productivity-both at work and at home?
This is a profound and important look at how government and business conspire to improve our
lives-and at the dramatic changes that will decide our social and economic future.