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The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume One: Microeconomics. By Yoram Bauman. The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the world’s only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, PhD, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics you’ll ever read. It makes economics relevant to today’s world and today’s students. It integrates the really cool stuff into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin. As Kindle | More… | Yoram Bauman EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume Two: Macroeconomics. By Yoram Bauman. Bauman and Klein explore the factors that affect the economies of entire countries, and indeed the planet. They explain how economies grow and why they collapse. In the process, they illustrate the basics of the labor market, explain the GDP, and discuss such issues as the influence of government, trade, and technology, global poverty, climate change, and the business cycle. If any of these topics have cropped up in a news story and caused you to wish you grasped the underlying basics, this book will help. As Kindle | More… | Yoram Bauman EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two: Macroeconomics

Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change. By L. Hunter Lovins. Embracing efficiency, innovation, renewables, carbon markets, and new technologies is the smartest decision businesses can make. Climate Capitalism shows that the future of capitalism in a recession-riddled, carbon-constrained world will be built on innovations that cutting-edge leaders are bringing to the market today. Climate Capitalism delivers hundreds of in-depth case studies to prove that energy efficiency and renewable resources are already driving prosperity, increasing profits, and producing economic growth. As Kindle | More… | L. Hunter Lovins EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change

Eco-Nomics and Eagles. By Kate Troll. Eagles and logging had ended up on a collision course in one Alaska town’s effort to chart its future. “What good is an eagle if you can’t eat it?” The answer evolved into a pragmatic philosophy aimed at changing the jobs versus environment script into jobs and the environment. Through the use of nine eco-nomic principles, the objectives of economic development and environmental protection are melded into a platform for government officials, businesspersons, environmentalists, citizen activists, and students of resource management and environmental policy. More… | Kate Troll EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Eco-Nomics and Eagles

Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World. By Chris Maser. Economics and Ecology counsels the replacement of symptomatic thinking with a systemic worldview that treats the environment and the economy as an ecosystemic unit. The book establishes the methodological and biophysical principles needed to develop the concept of socioeconomic sustainability, examines the misuse of economics in the service of what increasingly appears to be a ruinous pursuit of material expansion, and offers advice on reconciling economics and ecology with an economics aligned with the principles of ecology. As Kindle | More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World

Economics and the Environment. By Eban Goodstein. Provides a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of the “standard analysis,” including the property-rights basis of environmental problems, efficient pollution control, benefit-estimation procedures, and incentive based procedures. This text examines a broad range of topics in environmental and natural resource economics. It presents in-depth treatment of important issues at the cutting edge of environmental policy debates. The focus is on equipping students with the tools necessary to analyze current environmental issues as an economist would. As Kindle | More… | Eban Goodstein EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Economics and the Environment

Global Inc.: An Atlas of the Multinational Corporation. By Medard Gabel. Of the 100 largest economies in the world, 53 are corporations. A handful of corporate giants control most of the world's energy, technology, food, banks, industry, and media. Global, Inc. features a series of full-color maps that make clear the tremendous reach of these corporations as they have spread out across the globe. It is the first book to examine multinational corporations from a truly global perspective, and it offers a penetrating look at one of the most powerful phenomena on the planet in the twenty-first century. More… | Medard Gabel EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Global Inc.: An Atlas of the Multinational Corporation

GreenTrading: Commercial Opportunities for the Environment. By Peter Fusaro and Marion Yuen. This book originated from the Second Annual Green Trading Summit held in April 2003. Written by leading practitioners in trading greenhouse gas emission reduction, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, the book covers the convergence of environment and capital markets and offers new insights into carbon, renewable energy and energy efficiency (negawatt) trading. More… | Peter Fusaro EcoSpeakers Info >>

      

Green Trading Markets: Developing the Second Wave. By Peter Fusaro. Provides valuable information on U.S. innovations in the global development of green commodity markets. These include new ways of leveraging existing assets, new revenue streams and opportunities for commodity trading, approaches to improving management of greenhouse gases, and how to maximize renewable energy sources and efficiency. Technologies for renewable energy generation and energy efficiency are increasingly available, and these are being deployed on a cost-competitive basis using environmental financial trading. As Kindle | More… | Peter Fusaro EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Green Trading Markets:: Developing the Second Wave

The Incomparable Honeybee & the Economics of Pollination. By Reese Halter. How honeybees have shaped our planet for the past 110 million years. Describes their importance in pollinating more multi-billion-dollar crops and plants than any other living group. Explains how humans and honeybees have been inextricably linked since prehistoric times. Includes many interesting and humbling facts. For example, bees can count, they can vote, and honey has potent medicinal properties. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, and even antiseptic functions. As Kindle | More... | Reese Halter EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The Incomparable Honeybee & the Economics of Pollination

Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence. By Melissa Everett. A timely and informative guide to a working life built on principled choices and an entrepreneurial attitude. It's "about" greener enterprises and technologies, socially responsible business, innovative nonprofit work, and reinventing government… but it’s really about putting the pieces together with creativity and hope. With dozens of rich personal stories, and a thorough look at the options, this is the comprehensive life/work guide for people who care about their communities and the planet. As Kindle | More… | Melissa Everett EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. By L. Hunter Lovins et. al. Natural Capitalism describes a future in which business and environmental interests increasingly overlap, and in which companies can improve their bottom lines, help solve environmental problems and feel better about what they do all at the same time. Citing hundreds of compelling stories from a wide array of sectors, the book shows how to realize benefits both for today's shareholders and for future generations and how businesses can hold on to the people who foster the innovation that drives future improvement. As Kindle | More… | L. Hunter Lovins EcoSpeakers Info >>
       Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

Reuniting Economy and Ecology in Sustainable Development. By Chris Maser. This book advocates melding ecology and economy into a concept of social-environmental sustainability. It suggests that while continuing to divide ecology and economy conceptually would destroy society, treating them as linked would greatly benefit us. The book explains why there is a dominant role for sustainability in a healthy, future-oriented community. It makes the connections between economics, ecology, community and sustainability and provides a basis for finding solutions to achieving sustainable communities. More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Reuniting Economy and Ecology in Sustainable Development

The Trade-Off Myth: Fact And Fiction About Jobs And The Environment. By Eban Goodstein. Many Americans believe that environmental protection measures have created ongoing and widespread unemployment, have caused large numbers of plant shutdowns and layoffs in manufacturing, and have led many US firms to flee to developing countries with lax environmental regulations. Virtually all economists who have studied the issues agree that each of these propositions is false. Economist Eban Goodstein provides an in-depth examination of the deep-seated, but ultimately mistaken, American belief in a wide spread jobs-environment trade-off. More… | Eban Goodstein EcoSpeakers Info >>
       The Trade-Off Myth: Fact And Fiction About Jobs And The Environment

Up and Out of Poverty: The Social Marketing Solution. By Nancy Lee. This book considers poverty from a different and powerful viewpoint: that of the marketer. It assesses proposed paths to poverty reduction, from traditional foreign aid to education and job training, from economic development to microfinance. It offers insights into why many anti-poverty programs fail - and proposes a new paradigm that can achieve better results. It shows how to apply marketing strategies – including segmentation, targeting, and positioning – to put in place the conditions poor people need to escape poverty. As Kindle | More… | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Up and Out of Poverty: The Social Marketing Solution

The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. By Raj Patel. This short, timely and inspiring book reveals that our current crisis is not simply the result of too much of the wrong kind of economics. While we need to rethink our economic model, Patel argues that the larger failure beneath the food, climate and economic crises is a political one. If economics is about choices, Patel writes, it isn't often said who gets to make them. This book offers a fresh and accessible way to think about economics and the choices we will all need to make in order to create a sustainable economy and society. As Kindle | More… | Raj Patel EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy

Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank. By Paul Ehrlich. We are only beginning to understand that ecological health depends on the diversity of nature. In this fascinating and abundantly illustrated book, two eminent ecologists explain how the millions of species living on Earth – some microscopic, some obscure, many threatened – not only help keep us alive but also hold possibilities for previously unimagined products, medicines, and even industries. Innovative approaches to the discovery of pharmaceuticals as well as the ever-growing importance of ecological restoration are also covered. As Kindle | More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank

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Deep Design: Pathways to a Livable Future. By David Wann. Explores a new way of thinking about design, one that asks "What is our ultimate goal?" before the first step has been taken. It shows how designs that begin with such a question - whether in products, buildings, technologies, or communities - are sensitive to living systems, and can potentially accomplish their mission without the seemingly unavoidable side effects of pollution, erosion, congestion, and stress. "Deep designs" meet the criteria of renewability, recyclability, and nontoxicity, and they are easy to understand and implement. As Kindle | More… | David Wann EcoSpeakers Info >>

Green Plans: Greenprint for Sustainability. By Huey Johnson. Green plans, Johnson explains, are the most effective strategies yet developed for moving from industrial environmental deterioration to postindustrial sustainability. Provides the first detailed and understandable examination of the theory, implementation, and performance of green plans in the Netherlands, Canada, and New Zealand. Plans being considered in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, the United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, and the European Community are also discussed. More… | Huey Johnson EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Heart of America: Our Landscape, Our Future. By Tim Palmer. In this portrait of America at the turn of the 21st century, Palmer reminds us that the heart of our country is the land. Not only does land lie at the center of our country's culture and ecological health, but it forms the basis of our economy and a source of national pride. More… | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Once and Future Superpower: How to Restore America's Economic, Energy, and Environmental Security. By Joe Romm. A look at how the United States can realign its priorities in the wake of the collapse of communism. Argues that the U.S. should maximize domestic, high-paying jobs while minimizing energy use and pollution. More… | Joe Romm EcoSpeakers Info >>

Tax Shift: How to Help the Economy, Improve the Environment, and Get the Tax Man Off Our Backs. By Yoram Bauman. The Internal Revenue Code occupies, with the regulations that interpret it, one and one-half feet of shelf space. A half million earn their living deciphering it for us. Tax Shift suggests that we tax the things we want to discourage, such as carbon in fuels and pollution from industry and farms, and reduce taxes on the things we want to encourage, such as work. Aligning our tax incentives with our goals in this way would yield double dividends: cleaner air and flusher bank accounts. More… | Yoram Bauman EcoSpeakers Info >>

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