The Approaching Great Transformation by Joel Magnuson
Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy

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"A brave book by a smart person with a masterful command of economic theory."—Publisher's Weekly

How should we act and think economically in the world as the era of cheap oil comes to an end? The Approaching Great Transformation begins to answer this massive question, focusing on the people and communities already at work on the transition: energy descent pioneers in the UK and the US educating their communities about the road ahead, small enterprises defying traditional  “profit” in favor of permanence and sustainability, and cities preparing for a post carbon future.
 
Highlighting the work of thinkers like John Ruskin and E. F. Schumacher, Magnuson here builds on his previous book, Mindful Economics




From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Joel Magnuson

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JOEL MAGNUSON is an independent economist based in Portland, Oregon. He is a visiting fellow at the Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, serves as an international advisor to Anglia's Interconnections, and is on the faculty at the East West Sanctuary in Nagykovácsi, Hungary. He is the author of Mindful Economics: How the US Economy Works, Why It Matters, and How It Could Be Different (Seven Stories Press, 2008).
 
Published April 9, 2013 by Seven Stories Press. 240 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Soon, fossil fuels will run out%E2%80%94or become ridiculously complicated and expensive to extract%E2%80%94and the global economy will be in a real pickle, says Magnuson, an economist specializing i

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According to Portland, OR-based independent economist and international strategic advisor Magnuson (visiting fellow, Ashcroft International Business Sch. at Anglia Ruskin Univ., Cambridge, England; Mindful Economics: How the US Economy Works, Why It Matters, and How It Could Be Different), the wo...

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