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04/08/2011

Truman State University Professor Talks About Scarce Resources and Unlimited Desires on April 11

Quick Facts

 Hoeschele's latest book, “The Economics of Abundance: A Political Economy of Freedom, Equity and Sustainability,” examines the assumptions of scarce resources, unlimited desires and maximized consumption in a variety of innovative and creative ways.
 The book was published in 2010 as part of the Green Economics and Sustainable Growth Series of Gower and Ashgate Publishing/Applied Business Research.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Wolfgang Hoeschele, a professor of geography at Truman State University will lecture Monday, April 11 at Winthrop on the economics of abundance.

The event will take place at 7 p.m at Dina's Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center.

Hoeschele's latest book, “The Economics of Abundance: A Political Economy of Freedom, Equity and Sustainability,” examines the assumptions of scarce resources, unlimited desires and maximized consumption in a variety of innovative and creative ways. The book was published in 2010 as part of the Green Economics and Sustainable Growth Series of Gower and Ashgate Publishing/Applied Business Research.
 
Hoeschele received his Ph.D. in Geography from Pennsylvania State University, his M.S. degree in environmental science from Washington State University and his B.A. degree in biology and art from the College of Wooster.
 
His teaching and research interests include human-nature interactions, international development issues, and attempts to create a more sustainable economy, with a special emphasis on social power relations and the social construction of scarcity. He has done field research on these issues in the highlands of the southern Indian state of Kerala and a network of small towns in Italy, Germany, and England. He has also devised an alternative classification system for countries in the world economy.

Event sponsors are the Environmental Sciences and Studies Program, the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, Department of Political Science, African American Studies, Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution Studies, Women’s Studies, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Socialist Student Union, and Pi Sigma Alpha.
   
For more information, contact Jennifer Leigh Disney, associate professor of political science, at 803/323-4668 or e-mail her at disneyj@winthrop.edu 

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