Joshua Farley on Rethinking Economic Growth

Justin Ritchie and Seth Moser-Katz over at Extraenvironmentalist have posted this great video featuring Joshua Farley, interviewed at the recent International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas held in Montreal.  Farley explains the concepts and implications of money as debt, GDP as a measure of the economy, and economic degrowth.

 

Joshua Farley is a renowned ecological economist working to integrate social, human, and natural capital into the way the world views economics. He is a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and a Professor in the Community Development and Applied Economics faculty at the University of Vermont. With economist Herman Daly, Joshua co-authored the foundation textbook Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications; he also co-authored Restoring Natural Capital: Financing and Valuation. Joshua has received several Fellowships and has spent considerable time abroad, including several years teaching ecological economics at the School for Field Studies Centre for Rainforest Studies (CRS) in Far North Queensland Australia.

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