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Wealth of Nature Economics as If Survival Mattered

ISBN-10: 0865716730
ISBN-13: 9780865716735
Edition: 2011
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 5/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Our destructive obsession with money and economic growth has driven us to the brink of disaster. This book exposes the flaws in conventional economic theory and shows how through public policy initiatives and personal choices the economy can be restructured at an appropriate scale with a focus on the natural world.

Shaun R. Harper is on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. He is co�founder of the Penn GSE Black Male Grad Prep Academy, an initiative that prepares undergraduate men for doctoral study in education fields. Professor Harper maintains an active research agenda that examines race and gender in higher education, Black male college access and achievement, and college student engagement. He is author of over 80 peer-�reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. His 10 books include Student Engagement in Higher Education (2009, 2014), College Men and Masculinities (2010), and the 5th edition of Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession (2011). He is co-editor of the Stylus Actionable Research for Social Justice in Education series; editor-in-chief of the Routledge book series on Race and Racism in U.S. Higher Education; and associate editor of Educational Researcher, a journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Harper is principal investigator of the New York City Black and Latino Male High School Achievement Study, a project that entailed individual interviews with 415 young men of color from 40 public high schools. Several associations have praised his scholarship, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education (2008 Early Career Award), AERA (2010 Early Career Award), and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (2012 Robert H. Shaffer Award for Faculty Excellence).John Michael Greer is the author of four books on peak oil and the future of industrial society, The Long Descent, The Ecotechnic Future, The Wealth of Nature and Not The Future We Ordered, and also writes the widely cited peak oil blog "The Archdruid Report." He lives in Cumberland, Maryland, an old mill town in the Appalachian mountains, with his wife Sara.

Introduction: A Guide for the Perplexed
The Failure of Economics
The illusion ofInvincibility
The Failure of Markets
Harnessing Hippogriffs
The Market as Commons
Energy's Rules
Lies and Statistics
Economic Superstitions
Undead Money
The Three Economies
The Power of Paradigms
Primary and Secondary Goods
Exchange Value and Nature's Wealth
The Anti-Ecology of Money
The Finance Trap
Before Money
The Metaphysics of Money
The Metastasis of Money
The Flight into Abstraction
The Twilight of Money
The Money Bubble
The End of Investment
The Wealth Of Nature
The Price of Energy
Energy Follows Its Bliss
A Crisis of Concentration
Barbarism and Good Brandy
Working With Diffuse Energy
The Economics of Entropy
The Appropriate Tools
The End of the Information Age
The Economics of Contraction
The Twilight of the Machine
Toward Appropriate Technologies
Becoming a Third World Country
The Twilight of the American Empire
Survival Isn't Cost Effective
The Road Ahead
Remembering What Worked
Defending the Commons
Taxing the Right Things
Housebreaking the Corporations
A Crisis of Complexity
Back to the Future
A Future of Victory Gardens
After Retirement
Afterword: Small Is Beautiful
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Introduction
Hell on Earth
The Set Up
The Disclosure
The Desert of Recovery
My New Reality
Digging Deeper
Real Life Begins in Tucson
Going Home
Growing Pains
A Spiritual Awakening
Who's Your Gail?
A New Low
Healing
Getting Over Myself
Never Say Never
A New Day
Eight Challenges to Consider
About the Author
ATribute
Acknowledgments

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