This Simpler Living OneEarth Podcast is a co-production of Simple Living Works! and The Common Good Podcast (OneEarth Jubilee).
With every year that passes, evidence mounts that the current economic and political systems cannot deliver the social and ecological justice that is necessary to sustain life on our planet. Where then do we turn? Women are an obvious and undervalued source—an answer hiding in plain sight. Women are creating systems that are far more just, and far more life-giving than the ones which currently stress the planet and most people. This podcast episode brings you Brenda Wyss (Weess), professor of Economics and Coordinator of Development Studies at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She gives a strong answer to the question, “What is feminist economics?”
In her own words, Brenda says:
I am particularly interested in issues of economic justice and I bring that commitment to my research, teaching, college service, and my life off campus. I strive to make economics exciting and accessible and to introduce students to a range of viewpoints, issues and questions often left out of economics courses. I’ve been teaching a course about women in the U.S. economy for 30 years. I also teach Foundations of Political Economy which highlights how power shapes the economy and economic outcomes.
I’ve worked with the Center for Popular Education CPE) since the 1980s, providing economic literacy training and analysis to social change activists and grassroots organizations.
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Amartya Sen – His Nobel Prize-winning work was on development and freedom.