Lisi Krall is a Professor of Economics at the State University of New York, Cortland. Her current research focuses on the emergence of agriculture and the configuration of human economic order into an economic superorganism. Her essays and articles on political economy, human ecology, and the evolution of economic systems appear in such diverse journals as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and The Ecological Citizen. Her 2010 book, Proving Up: Domesticating Land in U.S. History, explored the connections of economy, culture, and land in U.S. history. She has been a Fulbright Scholar, a SUNY Senior Scholar, and a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Research.
By Lisi Krall, The Great Transition
The transition from hunting and gathering to grain agriculture was a monumental change in our social/economic evolution where the structure and dynamic of economic life became something distinctively different.
By Lisi Krall, Resilience.org
We should face reality: The other-than-human-world now has become almost entirely eclipsed by an unassailable “superorganism”—us, the human species—that continues to expand in evermore destructive fashion.
By Lisi Krall, The Daly News
It is worthwhile to recall history as we ponder Tim Murray’s proposition that we direct our “energy into stopping economic growth” rather than saving “the environment piecemeal” through conservation efforts. It’s enlightening to go back to Thomas Jefferson just to gain some perspective on what happened when the market economy was fertilized with the industrial revolution.