Meadowlark Economics: Sustainability, Economics and the Environment

Is it possible for the economy and the environment to survive and thrive in harmony?

“Yes,” says Professor James Eggert in his new book, “Greenspan’s Anguish (Thoreau as an Economic Prophet and Other Essays).”

“Ecology and economics have the same prefix, eco-, from the Greek oikos, which literally means ‘home’. The original definition of economy meant a careful custody of household resources, while ecology forces us to try to understand and appreciate interconnected relationships within the ‘home’ of nature.I believe these two families are becoming more interdependent and their future increasingly closely linked.When we fail to calculate ecological values ​​or see the connections, we pave the way for losses that are unwanted and unwanted, “writes Professor Eggert in his essay, The Meadowlark Economy.

“Greenspan’s Anguish” contains 19 essays that explore the relationship between economics and the environment, sustainability and our relationship to the universe.

In addition to The Meadowlark Economy, which examines the value of the meadow, both as a symbol of what has gone wrong with our economy and as a symbol of what is essential to our existence, the book includes “Thoreau as the Economic Prophet,” “Finches of Darwin and the Mustangs of Ford, “” Then the Sun Came, “” Crafts and Salvation, “and” The Coming Repair Age. “

“The author is an economist – but not committed to the prevailing theology of his profession. Economists mainly work with the dedication of beavers to the great goal of More … now comes James Eggert, one of a small school of economists that has started think outside the box … there are delightful discussions about meadows, about the nature of capitalism, about the ‘economist’ Henry David Thoreau, about craftsmanship and high jumps, about the upper earth and the art of repair, and many other things that make up a be joyful and full. ” (From Foreword by Bill McKibben).

“The author is an excellent teacher of economics, whose vision goes beyond his chosen discipline. This book will touch even those readers far removed from bad science.” (Alfred L. Malabre Jr. – former economics editor at The Wall Street Journal).

James Eggert is a writer and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin – Stout where he taught undergraduate students for 33 years. He is also the author of “What is the Economy (Fourth Edition)”, “Invitation to the Economy”, “Low Cost Land Shelters”, “The Taos Miracle” and “The Meadowlark Economy”.

“Greenspan’s Anguish” (copyright 2013; Green Dragon Books) is available at most local bookstores or online bookstores, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Powell’s Books, Green Dragon Books .