Get a completely different, alternative approach to economics from what you’re accustomed to. Our course leader posits “In a finite system, no subsystem can grow indefinitely. The system is the Earth, which is NOT growing; but one of the subsystems is the economy. We cannot grow the economy indefinitely, because we will run out of resources and garbage absorbers. The economy will then become unsustainable.” Is a sustainable, steady-state Economy attainable? Is it desirable? We will propose and assess actual and possible solutions to exhaustion of physical resources and pollution and ways of putting such solutions into practice in our own communities. Repeat from Spring 2017.