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The Ecosystem is More Complex Than We May Ever Understand—Our Money System Needn’t Be (by Joe Ament)

Something so ubiquitous and commonplace as money should be easy to understand. But, like Herman Daly says, anyone who thinks they understand money has probably not thought about it enough. Drawing on Daly’s advice, the Economics and Finance Research Group has spent the last fourteen months thinking about […]

Thinking about the human-Earth relationships through emotions, words and rhymes (by Alice Damiano)

There are many approaches to interpreting the human-Earth relationships, from the Sciences to the Social Sciences to the Humanities, and apparently each of them is needed when it comes to dealing with the complex, uncertain and serious challenges posed by the Anthropocene. Between Aristotle and a cost-benefit analysis, […]

Community first and foremost: My experience at Schumacher College (by María Juncos)

Most of my E4A peers know my interest in the ideas and philosophy of the late, renowned economist Ernst Friedrich “Fritz” Schumacher (1911-1977) and his acclaimed book, Small is beautiful: Economics as if people mattered (1973). Maybe because I’m from Puerto Rico, a small island in the Caribbean […]

Defending Land Defender and Community Scholar Vanessa Gray

An Open Letter from Graduate Students regarding Vanessa Gray’s court case. Vanessa’s Story   Vanessa Gray is a 23 year-old Anishinaabe’kwe from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, located in Canada’s Chemical Valley, near Sarnia, Ontario. She has been working with community members to bring awareness to environmental racism and […]