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May 6, 2013Joel Magnuson Book Tour Monday, May 6th @ 7:00pm Annie Bloom’s Books 7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Joel Magnuson will be at Annie Bloom’s Books to read and discuss his new book, The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy, on Monday, May 6th.
The oncoming decline of the Oil Age, the facts are hard: global oil deposits will soon reach their peak, a violent race to get whats left has begun, and our culture of consumption is heedlessly dependent on oil and other fossil fuels. The consequences will not just be longer lines and higher prices at the gas pump, but as Magnuson explains the very nature of life as we know it hangs in the balance with the onsite of this inevitable change which stands to become a needless catastrophe.
Magnuson’s visionary insights do not only highlight the negative compounding factors of dwindling resources, global warming, increasing debt, and ill-prepared government.
March 20, 2013
Joel Magnuson, author of The Approaching Great Transformation will be at Seattle Town Hall as part of the Town Hall’s Civic Series on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30pm, to discuss his new book.
With vision and deliberate action communities around the world can break out of habitual ways of producing and consuming things and move optimistically toward something better. The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Liveable Post Carbon Economy, Magnuson’s follow-up to Mindful Economics, discusses this idea and many other timely issues of economy, energy, and consumption. in time, these institutional developments will lead to the positive evolution of economic systems and human culture. This book documents examples and stories of this work that is already being done.
Joel Magnuson is an internationally recognized economist specializing in non-orthodox approaches to political economy. He is currently a professor of economics in Portland, Oregon; a visiting fellow at the Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England; and is an international advisor to the editorial board of Anglia’s journal Interconnections.
March 12, 2013
Economist and author of The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy spoke at at Powell’s Books in Portland to a full house yesterday. We are standing on the brink of a momentous time in history, when the natural resources that the global economy has relied upon for the past century are drying up. There is a necessity for change, but what will that change look like and will it come soon enough? Economist Joel Magnuson explains that the choices we make today as we adapt to mounting scarcity may be the most important historical events of the 21st century.
As Magnuson makes clear, an economy so deeply reliant on fast-disappearing resources has no future. Economists have been cautioning us for decades that the approaching decline in oil will seriously impair food production, along with almost every other major industry.
Magnuson takes an uplifting approach of looking beyond corporate globalization to alternative systems such as localization.
March 11, 2013
Joel Magnuson, author of The Approaching Great Transformation, will be in Portland at Powell’s City Books on Monday, March 11 at 7:30pm to discuss his upcoming book.
The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Liveable Post Carbon Economy is Magnuson’s follow up to his previous book, Mindful Economics. In his second book, Magnuson extends his ideas and focuses on he coming shift in how we act and think in the world economically as the era of cheap oil comes to an end. The purpose of this book is to provide inspiration for those seeking the ongoing global effort to move away from our dependency on fossil fuels and ceaseless growth, and towards a more sustainable, stable, and just system.
“The Approaching Great Transformation is a breath of fresh air in a world of hackneyed nonsolutions to our social and economic problems. Professor Magnuson pulls no punches regarding the coming collapse of the corporate-commercial-consumer society, or the inability of technological fixes and ‘green capitalism’ to bail us out of the historical crunch that is virtually upon us.” -Morris Berman, author of Why America Failed
The Approaching Great Transformation will be out in April 2013.
May 11, 2010May 11, 2010, Town Hall, Seattle: 1119 8th Avenue. Seattle, WA 98101-2738
Joel Magnuson, Paul Cienfuegos, and Mark Rawlins on corporate power, climate change, and the economy at Skagit Valley College
January 16, 2010
January 16, 2010, 1pm to 5:15pm, Phillip Tarro Auditorium at Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon, WA.
Three presentations on the topic of: Corporate Power, Climate Change, and the Economy, followed by a panel discussion. Joel will be presenting on material taken from Mindful Economics. Suggested donation of $10.
July 11, 2009
Saturday July 11th, 10am to 6pm, 1300 Pearl Street and Courthouse Plaza. An open forum for ideas on community sustainability, celebrating Boulder’s local, independent businesses and wealth of resources that they provide to our community. For more information and for a full schedule, see the CauseWay website here.
July 10, 2009
July 10, 5:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302.
Joel Magnuson and Dave Wann (author of Simple Prosperity) will be reading from their work as well as signing books. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. To arrange advance tickets, please call Betty at RMPJC, 303 444 6981, or Ann at CauseWay, 303 546 9801. For more information, see the FUMC website here.
March 30, 2009
March 30, 7:30p, Books Inc., 301 Castro Street, Mountain View CA 94041.