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Town Hall Seattle!
March 20, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$5
Joel Magnuson: Toward a Livable Post-Carbon Economy
As the era of cheap oil comes to an end, we’re all going to need to shift how we act and think in the world economically: away from our dependency on fossil fuels and ceaseless growth and toward a more sustainable, stable, and just system. Portland economist Joel Magnuson, author of The Approaching Great Transformation, shows us just how to do it. Extending the ideas of his previous book, Mindful Economics, Magnuson provides a philosophical basis and guidelines for developing economic institutions centered on self-reliance, ecological permanence, stability, and a celebration of human creativity. In time, he says, these institutional developments will lead to the positive evolution of economic systems—and human culture. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civics series with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.