If “the economy” is collapsing, how do people survive?


If “the economy” is collapsing, how do people survive?

In this Medium post, the Human Economies Working Group of the Global Futures Laboratory discusses the importance of the informal economy, especially in times of crisis. The authors advocate for “an understanding of economic activity that…is centered on the long-term well-being of humans and the rest of the planet.”

Mapping the nexus of economic growth, inequality and environment

There is a clear pattern on the role of reduced inequality in positively affecting environmental and economic trajectories, according to a new paper by sustainability scientists Datu Buyung Agusdinata and Rimjhim Aggarwal.

Tyler DesRoches

DesRoches elected president of International Network for Economic Method

Sustainability scientist Tyler DesRoches has been elected president if INEM, the largest professional organization for philosophy and methodology of economics in the world. DesRoches is one of a few philosophers and methodologists of economics working on sustainability issues.

Cavid mask on top of a pile of money

Hodge: Economy, public health in tug-of-war

The director of ASU’s Center for Public Health Law and Policy has fielded more than 500 inquiries seeking guidance on public health law and policy issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read his interview with ASU Now.

Elinor Ostrom

Ostrom documentary: Actual World, Possible Future

Actual World, Possible Future explores the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, who sought to address the enormous problems that plague human societies: climate change, endangered species, ocean pollution, deforestation.