From climate change to social justice, much of the twenty first century challenges humankind faces are a result of the limits of our economic systems. This course explores a new model for thinking about our economy, based on the realities of the limits of the natural world and the goals of a healthy society. This model is rooted in a view that our economic systems are bounded by our social systems, which in turn are bounded by the limits of the natural environment. An understanding of this revised economic view provides a clearer framework for solving social and environmental problems.
BUS 229: Ecological Economics