Economic Anthropology, Capitalism’s End, and an Ecological Solution

Published online 2 December 2007. This is a literary essay examining the question: “Why do people do what they do?” in an economic context.  Its starting point is the three-fold explanation given in Wilk and Cliggett’s new text of economic anthropology, Economies and Cultures: people do what they do because 1) of economic self-interest, 2)… Read More Economic Anthropology, Capitalism’s End, and an Ecological Solution

Economic Anthropology, Capitalism’s End, and an Ecological Solution

Published online 2 December 2007. This is a literary essay examining the question: “Why do people do what they do?” in an economic context.  Its starting point is the three-fold explanation given in Wilk and Cliggett’s new text of economic anthropology, Economies and Cultures: people do what they do because 1) of economic self-interest, 2)… Read More Economic Anthropology, Capitalism’s End, and an Ecological Solution

I’m looking at that Change.org site on “education” …

Published online 31 December 2008. … go to http://www.change.org/… , go to the “browse ideas by cause” box, and scroll down to “education” … anyway, I can’t quite figure out why the top three ideas are getting the votes they’re getting. At any rate, I would like to recommend a vote for the proposal currently… Read More I’m looking at that Change.org site on “education” …