Saturday, May 06, 2006

Reason: American Scold: Galbraith invented a modern archetype

A wonderful analysis of J.K. Galbraith's unfortunate legacy: as a moralist, not economist.

This discussion melds well with the earlier works posted on ecoNOT by Bidinotto, particularly his pieces on individualism versus environmentalism and that on the weak moral foundation of prevailing environmental ideology.
Taken in conjunction, these writing point to the heart of contemporary ecomyths: that they assert a moral supremacy that they lack and they fail to integrate real-world (i.e. sustainable) economics.