Imagining an Economy Based on Care

May 11th, 2020

Andrew Yang and Sarah Lewison urge us to consider the possibilities of moving beyond an economics of extraction.

Coal has for a long time deeply affected the local identities of the Confluence region, where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers meet in Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky. The detrimental effects that the mining of raw materials have had on both local ecosystems as well as bodies populating these ecosystems have however been overshadowed by economic interests. In this report, Andrew Yang and Sarah Lewison bring together a range of perspectives that were presented on a panel discussion that sought to imagine an economics of care rather than extraction.