Autonomy And Stagnation: An Economic Commentary On Ecclesiastes
The Book of Ecclesiastes is a series of pithy observations on the human condition. No other book in the Bible, and surely no other book in ancient literature, matches it for the profoundness of its insights in so short a document.
The main theme of the book is the hopelessness of the philosophy of autonomy. The key word is vanity. The book conveys this theme by means of two connected sub-themes: inheritance and death.