Lisi Krall: The Hidden Architecture of Economic Order
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Homo sapiens are caught up in an economic system at war with Earth. The lens of the past can be used to inform an understanding of the present where capitalism is appropriately viewed as a system within a system; the emergent legacy of the agricultural revolution. The duality between humans and the more-than-human world begun with the agricultural revolution reaches its apogee with capitalism. To understand this connection, and its significance, history must be interpreted and choice of methodology is paramount. Lisi Krall is a Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at Cortland. She has published extensively in the areas of political economy, human ecology, and the evolution of economic systems. She is currently completing a book manuscript: The Great Divide: a meditation on the order of economic life and the war between economy and Earth. Her previous book, Proving Up: Domesticating Land in US History, explores the interconnections of economy, culture, and land. A Fulbright Scholar, SUNY Senior Scholar, and Chancellor's Award recipient, she has collaborated with the Evolution Institute, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, the Post Carbon Institute, the Population Institute, and the International Forum on Globalization. She is presently collaborating with The Land Institute in its Ecosphere Studies and New Perennials Project initiatives and is a board member of ISEE.