I’m working on a paper for my environmental ethics class. I read a couple of articles for the effort which I thought were worth sharing. The first, an essay from Wendell Berry, farmer, philosopher and poet, titled “Whose Head Is the Farmer Using?” (From “Meeting the Expectations of the Land”) suggests that we stretch ourselves to the point of overwhelm and then attempt to apply quantitative solutions to qualitative problems.
This is fantastic. Elizabeth Warren is running for senate in Massachussets and I could easily see her heading for a higher office a few years down the road.
We seem overloaded with problems and headed in negative directions on many fronts. (Environment, society, politics, business, poverty, food, health care, animal & human rights, etc.) On top of that, our governments seem neither inclined to pursue, nor capable of, corrective action. (more…)