Category Archives: Cultural Economics

Letter to Barack #15: Better Science, Better Policy

Dear President Obama, The questionable epistemological status of mainstream economics is displayed daily in the press and on television as scholars trained in that discipline purport to derive explanations of the current crisis (and associated predictions and prescriptions) from a … Continue reading

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Obama and the New Paradigm: Letter to Barack #5

Dear President-elect Obama,             In your speech today you said that in times of crisis like these, ““We have acted boldly, bravely, and above all, together.”   You went on, “That is the chance our new beginning now offers us, and … Continue reading

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Community Service: Letter to Barack #9

Dear President-elect Obama,               Since I started writing you letters about how we can all work together to solve our problems, the economic collapse of the United States has become more complete.   Opinions differ concerning its causes and concerning … Continue reading

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The Needed Paradigm Shift: Letter to Barack #10

Dear President-elect Obama,              The shift from an economics paradigm to an anthropology (or anthropology/ecology, or transdisciplinary) paradigm is not complicated or hard to understand.  It is a matter of enlarging the field of human practices studied.  When designing … Continue reading

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