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The following article is an excerpt from a longer essay, ‘Can Economics Grasp What Ecology Says?’ available here.
A delightful story last month: Satish Kumar, the Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, visited the renowned London School of Economics and suggested that his hosts reconstitute as The London School of Economics and Ecology.
Over tea and cake, Kumar enquired about LSE’s ecological offerings, to which he was informed there were several courses which integrated environmental issues into economic frameworks. ‘But environment and ecology are not the same,’ he replied. ‘Ecology means understanding of the entire ecosystem and how the diverse forms of life relate to each other.’ To which the response was: ‘That is too broad a concept. Our courses are much more specialized.’
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