The Book

Can anyone’s life be reduced to an economic equation? What if it can?

Stella and Verena have been the closest of friends since Cambridge. Outwardly successful and expensively dressed, they regularly meet up for Caesar salads at the Landmark Hotel. But this lunch is to be their last.

In a cold, businesslike tone, Stella announces that the sum of her life is worth more in death than by staying alive. And she assures Verena that by the end of the afternoon, she will agree with her. Will you?

With a chillingly rational argument, calling on thinkers from Foucault to Dawkins, moral theory to game theory, this book claims there is no place for ethical individuals in corporate society. If this is true, what are the consequences?

 Saying Goodbye to Verena should appeal to readers who enjoyed Sophie’s World.

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