Everyone's talking about the economy. Take time to review a few back episodes of the Reality Report with Jason Bradford, exploring economic issues and theories.
If an economic system is built on myths that aim to defy the laws of physics and ecology we should not be surprised to see it fail. Perhaps we can use this crisis to begin asking the right questions and redesign with human needs and planetary realities in mind. The Reality Report interviews Professor Joshua Farley of the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont.
Reality Report: evolution, addiction and economic demand
Nate Hagens returns to discuss evolution, addiction and economic demand; or, how our brains trick us to want more than we need. Nate is a former Wall Street investments manager and has an MBA from University of Chicago. He is completing his doctoral studies at the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. Nate is also an editor for The Oil Drum, an online source for news, analysis and discussions about energy and our future. Jason Bradford hosts The Reality Report, broadcast on KZYX&Z in Mendocino County, CA.
Higher energy costs and a crisis of credit as a result of huge US debt levels will cause the US and global economies to contract in the near future. On this edition of the Reality Report, Nate Hagens of The Oil Drum discusses these stresses and possible implications for responses to peak oil.
Reality Report: Richard Douthwaite on complimentary money systems
Economist, author and founder of the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, Richard Douthwaite explains how complimentary money systems stabilize economies and foster efforts to cope with peak oil and climate change.
The Party's Over: Nate Hagens
On The Party's Over: Going Local, former Wall St. investment manager Nate Hagens of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont discusses fossil fuel declines, alternative energy, market reactions, our growth-addicted culture, and relocalization.
Jason speaks with Brian Czech, President of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy and author of "Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train."