The Great Simplification #45 – Jon Erickson: “Illusions, Power and the Political Economy”

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The Great Simplification

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Date of Publication: November 16

Year of Publication: 2022

Publisher: The Great Simplification

Author(s): Nate Hagens

On this episode, Nate is joined by Sustainability Science and Policy Professor Jon Erickson.

He and Nate dive into Jon’s new book The Progress Illusion: Reclaiming our Future from the Fairytale of Economics, which covers the economic myths that have shaped our modern reality. How can we reshape the narrative and shift the paradigm towards different economic systems that promote human and ecological well-being over material consumption?

About Jon Erickson

Jon Erickson is the David Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy at the University of Vermont. He has published widely on energy & climate change policy, land conservation, watershed planning, environmental public health, and the theory and practice of ecological economics. He advised presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on economics and energy issues.

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