Be Bold, America!
Be Bold, America!
How Our Economic Religion is Dragging Civilization Towards Overshoot and Collapse

“How Our Economic Religion is Dragging Civilization Towards Overshoot and Collapse”  

 “Be Bold America!” Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 5:00pm (PT) 

America has fatal flaws in its economic paradigm. 

Neoclassical Economics has ruled the United States for most of the past century. Valid economics cannot be separated from values, and what it means to be human.

Any notion of “Utility” must honor and encourage the best within us.

At this, Neoclassical Economics is an abject failure.

Neoclassical Economics legitimizes the short-term pillage of Earth, and discounts away the value of future civilization, indeed for all future life on our planet.

Dr. Richard Nolthenius will dissect it’s worst flaws, with special emphasis on how it trivializes climate damage to our present and future, and how its proponents have allied themselves to be servants not to humanity, but to their paymasters in corporate America and in the halls of political power.

Interview Guest:

Dr. Richard Nolthenius is a member of the “Earth Futures Institute”, with a specialty in economics, at UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Nolthenius is the Astronomy Program Chair at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA. In the past 10 years, Richard added climate science to his expertise, teaching a comprehensive course in Climate Science and its civilization context. 

By examining the climate science problem and searching for solutions, he has found its connected fundamentally to, well, everything. In addition, Richard is a contributing chapter author in Climate Abandoned: We’re on the Endangered Species List, a #1 Amazon bestseller.