Wednesday, January 1, 2014

new subjects I'm studying for 2014

I bought a copy of Ecological Economics- A Workbook for Problem-based Learning - by Joshua Farley, Jon D. Erickson, and Herman E. Daly. This is a subject I want to learn a lot more about in the coming year. ( I have a 2005 edition). Daly especially is one of the most experienced guides in this field.
 The quick review reads "As a workbook accompanying the text, this volume breaks new ground in applying the principles of ecological economics in a problem- or service-based learning setting. Both the textbook and this workbook are situated within a new interdisciplinary framework that embraces the linkages among economic growth, environmental degradation, and social inequity in an effort to guide policy in a way that respects fundamental human values."

Then I've become interested in a new book, which looks fascinating, but I have not received it yet; Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in an Age of Transition, by Charles Eisenstein.

The quick review reads: "Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being."

1 comment:

  1. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on Sacred Economics! I have it on my list of books to read. I've seen a few videos with Eisenstein and like how he's thinking of a complete paradigm shift in terms of the economy. It's this kind of thinking that we need more of. Bill, please post your thoughts on this one as you get into it.