A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
Much of the economic theory that underlies the world we see around us today was developed in the 17th and 18th centuries, when people were few and nature was many. What would an economics for the 21st century and beyond look like, when people are many and the earth is increasingly constrained by their activity?
Lonnie Gamble, a professor in the sustainable living program at MUM, will explore exciting new options opened up by cutting edge new economic thinking, creating solutions to problems created by conventional economic theory and practice. We’ll explore ways in which new economic theory redefines our relationship to ourselves, to our community, and to the rest of the living earth of which we are embedded. We’ll look at ways in which community commons like the Fairfield Public Library can play a larger role in a sustainable economy.