Joel Magnuson

an independent economist

Joel Magnuson

Joel Magnuson, Ph.D. is an economist based in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is the author of several books as well numerous articles that have been published in journals and anthologies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. His newest book, Financing the Apocalypse, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in spring 2019.

He has also authored numerous journal articles and anthology pieces that have appeared in publications around the world including,

MINDFUL ECONOMICS is a movement toward an alternative.

The central premise of mindful economics is that the dominant institutions in most so-called developed economies have created severely destructive social and environmental conditions including resource depletion, food shortages, global warming, vast inequality of wealth and income distribution, and financial instability. As national governments have proven to be unreliable in addressing these problems, citizens must confront them directly by developing alternative institutions in their communities. Finding another path that leads away from these destructive conditions can happen, but it will require that people embrace institutional and culture change. The most likely place to start is in their communities where they have the best chance of success and can experience the results of their efforts directly. Real change requires that we remain mindful–clearly focused and purposeful–in our daily economic activities.

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